Viviers Cathedral

Coordinates: 44°28′55″N 4°41′26″E / 44.48194°N 4.69056°E / 44.48194; 4.69056
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Viviers Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Vincent de Viviers
Cathédrale de Viviers - clocher.jpg
Tower of Viviers Cathedral
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
ProvinceBishop of Viviers
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
LocationViviers,  France
Geographic coordinates
44°28′55″N 4°41′26″E / 44.48194°N 4.69056°E / 44.48194; 4.69056
StyleRomanesque, Gothic
Groundbreaking11th century
Completed18th century

Viviers Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Vincent de Viviers) is a Roman Catholic church in the town of Viviers in the department of Ardèche, France. It is the seat of the Bishop of Viviers.

The vaulted ceiling reconstructed in the 18th century

The construction of the tower dates from the 11th century, and the greater part of the rest of the building from the 12th century. The vaulted ceiling was destroyed during the Wars of Religion of the 16th century, and was not reconstructed until the 18th century, when the work was carried out by Jean-Baptiste Franque.

The cathedral has been protected as a monument historique since 9 August 1906.[1]

One of the spires of the cathedral was destroyed by a lightning strike on the night of September 25 to 26, 2021. Already undergoing restoration after the earthquake of November 2019, the cathedral now needs additional repair works.[2]


  1. ^ Base Mérimée: Cathédrale Saint-Vincent, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  2. ^ "Viviers (Ardèche) : la flèche de la cathédrale Saint-Vincent détruite par la foudre". France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (in French). Retrieved 2021-09-30.