Le Puy-en-Velay 1

Cathˇdrale de Notre-Dame is a World Heritage Site. It was built on the site of a Roman pagan place of worship which was evangelised in the third century. There were reports of visions of the virgin Mary and miraculous cures associated with an ancient dolmen. The first building was begun about 415AD using some of the Roman masonry. Some of this carved masonry can still be seen round the back of the chancel. Side aisles were added in the 6thC and it was extended from 1000AD onwards. Most of the present building dates from C12th, although there was a major restoration in C19th.

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