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Notre-Dame des Doms Metropolitan Basilica

OpenFrom 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
The metropolitan basilica was built in the 12th century, and underwent renovations in the 15th and 17th centuries. The basilica was built on the Rocher des Doms and overlooks the Rhone valley. The bell tower is now crowned by a gilded statue of the Blessed Mary. After two years of extensive renovation work, the Basilica reopened on Holy Thursday March 24 2016. From September to June it is open Monday to Saturday 7am to 12:30 and 2 to 6:30. On Sunday it is open from 2pm to 6:30pm. In July and August open Monday to Saturday Saturday 7am to 6:30, Sunday afternoon 2 to 6:30pm. Your visit is welcome, please observe discretion at all times and particularly during liturgical services.
The earliest recorded mention of Notre-Dame des Doms cathedral dates from 1037. The current metropolitan basilica as we see it today was built in the 12th century in three successive phases. The belltower and nave, then the cupola, and lastly the portico, influenced by Roman architecture. The cathedral was enlarged during the last two centuries of the Middle Ages, with the addition of side chapels. A new apse and tribunes were added in the late 17th century. Mural paintings and framed paintings embellish the basilica. There is a chapel with the tomb of Pope John XXII, and the church treasure of liturgical vestments and sacred vessels.

ContactPlace du Palais des Papes, Basilique Métropolitaine ND des Doms84000 Avignon