Montpellier Cathedral

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Montpellier Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier
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Main entrance of Montpellier Cathedral (south).
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
DistrictArchdiocese of Montpellier
RiteRoman
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
Location
LocationMontpellier, France France
Geographic coordinates43°36′48″N 3°52′27″E / 43.61333°N 3.87417°E / 43.61333; 3.87417Coordinates: 43°36′48″N 3°52′27″E / 43.61333°N 3.87417°E / 43.61333; 3.87417
Architecture
TypeChurch
StyleGothic

Montpellier Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier) is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Peter and located in the city of Montpellier, France. It is the seat of the Archbishops of Montpellier. The cathedral, built in the Gothic style, is a national monument.

History[edit]

The cathedral was originally the church of the monastery of Saint-Benoît, which was founded in 1364. The building was elevated to the status of cathedral in 1536, when the see of Maguelonne was transferred to Montpellier. After the building suffered extensive damage during the Wars of Religion between Catholics and Protestants in the 16th century, it was rebuilt in the 17th.

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