Nancy Cathedral

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Nancy Cathedral
The great organ
View towards the dome

Nancy Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation et Saint-Sigisbert) is an 18th-century Roman Catholic cathedral, and national monument of France, located in the town of Nancy, capital city of Lorraine. It is the seat of the Bishop of Nancy.

History[edit]

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 Pierre Cortellezzi (since 1950), Johann Vexo (since 2009) and Guillaume Beaudoin (since 2014).

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External links[edit]

Media related to Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation de Nancy at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 48°41′29″N 6°11′10″E / 48.69139°N 6.18611°E / 48.69139; 6.18611