Nancy Cathedral

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Nancy Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation et Saint-Sigisbert
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Nancy Cathedral
Basic information
LocationNancy,  France
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 48°41′29″N 6°11′10″E / 48.69139°N 6.18611°E / 48.69139; 6.18611
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
RiteRoman
ProvinceBishop of Nancy and Toul
RegionLorraine
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
StatusActive
Architectural description
Architectural typechurch
Architectural styleBaroque
Groundbreaking18th century
Completed19th century

The Nancy Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation et Saint-Sigisbert; Cathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation and St. Sigisbert) is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Nancy, Lorraine, France. It was erected in the 18th century. The cathedral is in the Baroque architectural style. It is a national monument and the seat of the Bishop of Nancy and Toul.

History[edit]

The great organ
View towards the dome

King Sigebert III of Austrasia was laid to rest here. Declared a saint later, the cathedral became a pilgrimage site. The cathedral is dedicated to the Holy Virgin and him.

The cathedral's architecture dates mainly to the 17-18th century.

Organ[edit]

The great organ of the cathedral of Nancy has been built from 1756 by Nicolas Dupont. One century later (1861), Aristide Cavaillé-Coll signed here its biggest work in France outside of Paris. The organists of these Monument Historique organ are Johann Vexo (since 2009) and Guillaume Beaudoin (since 2014).

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External links[edit]

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