Digne Cathedral

Local nameCathédrale Saint-Jérôme
LocationDigne-les-Bains, France

Digne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Digne-les-Bains, France. The cathedral has been a monument historique since 1906. It is the seat of the Bishops of Digne, Riez and Sisteron, formerly Bishops of Digne.

Construction began in 1490 by the order of the then bishop Antoine de Guiramand to cater for the movement of the town's population to a higher, more secure and defensible location round the local castle. The cathedral was renovated and expanded in the 1860s under the direction of architect Antoine-Nicolas Bailly.

The previous cathedral in the old town, Notre-Dame-du-Bourg, a late Romanesque building of the 13th century, still stands as a museum.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digne_Cathedral

Address 5 Rue Tour de l'Église, Digne-les-Bains 04000, France

Coordinates 44°5'31.496" N 6°14'9.506" E

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