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
Location Nancy,  France
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 48°41′29″N 6°11′10″E / 48.69139°N 6.18611°E / 48.69139; 6.18611
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Rite Roman
Province Bishop of Nancy and Toul
Region Lorraine
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type church
Architectural style Baroque
Groundbreaking 18th century
Completed 19th 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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