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Cathédrale de la Nativité-de-Marie
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Vence - Cathédrale de la Nativité-de-Marie

Vence - Cathédrale de la Nativité-de-Marie
Vence was known in Roman times as "Vintium". It was the seat of a bishop as early as 419. Parts of the cathedral date back to early Merovingian times.

The first church, built over the foundation of a Roman temple, was probably destroyed by the Lombards. It was rebuilt, damaged, destroyed many times over the century - and by now is a mixture of different styles from Carolingian to late baroque.

The stalls were once used by the Canons of the cathedral. Jaques Bellot from Grasse carved them around 1460. Strange that the prudish vandal who seemed the be strongly offended by a nude mermaid (see previous upload), let this carving untouched.

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