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Cathedral of Notre-Dame-du-Puy: photo description (Cathedrale Notre-Dame-du-Puy de Grasse)

Grasse Cathedral of Notre-Dame-du-Puy has a very modest appearance, but inside holds a treasure trove of paintings of outstanding masters of Louis Brea, Peter Paul Rubens, Jean-honoré Fragonard.

Brush first of them belongs to a triptych depicting the saints, Lambert and Onorato and Pope Clement. This work was produced in 1524. The paintings of Rubens, before ending in a Cathedral, has come a long way from the Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome, for which they were written. Then, the picture in the form of donations has been moved to the hospital of Grasse in 1827, and after they were placed in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-du-Puy. The titles of these paintings - "the Crowning with thorns", "Santa Elena" and "exaltation of the cross." The work of Fragonard is called "Washing feet" was written in 1754.

In addition to these cultural values kept in the Church of the crucifixion, which had previously been installed in front of the Cathedral, and a body that in the mid-nineteenth century, replaced the ancient instrument first half of the XIV century. Here lie the relics of Saint Honorata Arevatsag brought to the Church at the end of the XVIII century. Holy Honorat lived in IV-V century and was a Bishop of Arles. He was buried in the chapel of St. Arles Genesta, then in the XIV century relics to the Abbey on the Iles de Lerins and then to Grasse.

The Cathedral itself was built in the XII century, the first written records about it date back to the year 1154. For its construction was used the white stone from the small mountain village of La Turbie and was used as the Lombard walls.

After five centuries, the Cathedral underwent a major reconstruction, and the beginning of XVIII century during restoration works under the Cathedral was discovered a crypt with several tombs. During the great French revolution, as a repository for grain, the Cathedral was partially burned down and only after that he was returned to the Church.