Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port

The church, whose construction began in the 11th century and continues into the 12th and 13th centuries, was seriously damaged by the strong earthquakes that hit the region in 1477 and 1490, and underwent major alterations in the 19th century: engineer Ratoin rebuilt a new western bell tower in 1823-1827 and Aymon Gilbert Mallay led the second restoration campaign in 1843, notably rebuilding the transept crossing tower.

About this building


Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Stained glass
  • Monuments
  • Interior features
  • Atmosphere / quiet space
  • Social heritage
  • Famous people or stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Parking within 250m

Other nearby buildings

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral

A primitive cathedral was built in the 5th century, then a Romanesque cathedral. In 1248, Hugues de la Tour, then bishop, began work on a new Gothic cathedral under the direction of architect Jean Deschamps. The church also underwent changes, particularly in the middle of the 14th century with the architect Pierre Juglar de Cébazat. On the projects of Viollet-le-Duc, the Romanesque façade was demolished and rebuilt with arrows in a neo-Gothic style in 1884.

Notre-Dame de la Prospérité Church, Montferrand

Originally a simple chapel, the building site of the church extended over several centuries, as it was stopped several times due to lack of financial means but also because of the Hundred Years War. The building started around 1304 and was completed in 1566.

Saint-Léger Church, Royat

The church once belonged to a priory complex whose buildings extended to the north of the church. It was one of the most important priories of Mozac Abbey.