Montpellier Cathedral

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Cathedral of Saint Peter
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier (2402940561).jpg
Main entrance of Montpellier Cathedral (south).
Basic information
Location Montpellier, France France
Geographic coordinates 43°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
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Rite Roman
District Archdiocese of Montpellier
Country France
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Gothic

Montpellier Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier) is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Montpellier, France. The cathedral is a national monument, and the seat of the Archdiocese of Montpellier.

History[edit]

The church was originally attached to 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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