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Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Port

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A history lesson in beauty

This exquisite basilica holds a very special madonna in a crypt beneath the main altar. One feels... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Patti G
Spanaway, United States
Wonderful roman church of Auvergne

Roman architecture has some particularities in Auvergne. You must visit Notre-Dame du Port, one of... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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Rue du Port, 63000, Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

This exquisite basilica holds a very special madonna in a crypt beneath the main altar. One feels the presence of the divine at the foot of an old druidic well placed in front of the statue. A deep quiet place to meditate.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patti G
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Roman architecture has some particularities in Auvergne. You must visit Notre-Dame du Port, one of the 5 most interesting roman churches in Auvergne.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FrancoisBDC
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This is without any doubt one of the most fascinating Romanesque churches in all France if not in all Europe. The interior breathes calm and quiet, little if any decoration except for the beautifully crafted capitals which crown the pillars. Take time, reflect and breathe...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Franz M
Reviewed 29 March 2018

This building like many other prominent buildings in Clermont are built using the volcanic stone and that brings a unique look and feel to the building. This Basilique is in the heart of the city and at a few minutes walk from the city center....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This beautiful church was built in XII century over a crypt of XI century. In the crypt is a Black Virgin a copy of famous Byzantine icon.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We entered the basilica from the rear entrance where the outside looked somewhat plain and uninteresting unlike the stunning front entrance observed later, once inside it becomes evident just how beautiful this place is. It is rich in history dating back to the 12th century....More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank John R
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This ancient church is impressive for its architecture, for the beauty of the decoration of its chapels, for the harmonious combination of ancient and modern and for its evangelistic outlook. Notable features include the modern depiction of Jacob's well where Jesus met the Samaritan woman,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This old Basilica has graceful Roman proportions and architecture. There is a crypt also in the roman style.

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Place was really in the middle of town easy to access. Possibility to climb up on towers and see whole clermond-Ferrand city there.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

As the smaller church (compared to the majestic Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption), it is a bit hard to locate. It took me asking a local passer-by to lead me to the right location. Unfortunately, I happened to be in town when the church is closed for outside...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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