PHOTO: Cloister inside Cavaillon Cathedral of Notre Dame and Saint Veran

Cloister inside Cavaillon Cathedral of Notre Dame and Saint Veran in Cavaillon, France

Though it was tiny, I really liked this pretty little cloister inside the Cathedral in Cavaillon, France. Unlike other cloisters, which are meticulously trimmed and neat, this one was a riot of unkempt wildflowers. Somehow, that added to its charm, as did the beam of sunlight that fell on its cross, turning it to burnished gold.

This Roman Catholic cathedral is officially known as the Cathedral of Notre Dame and Saint Veran. It was officially dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Nôtre Dame) and honored Saint Veranus, the sixth-century bishop of Cavaillon. The Cavaillon Cathedral was the seat of the Bishop until the French Revolution, when it was abolished in 1801 and added to the Diocese of Avignon. In January 2009 the bishopric was revived by Pope Benedict XVI as a titular see.

8 thoughts on “PHOTO: Cloister inside Cavaillon Cathedral of Notre Dame and Saint Veran”

  1. Thank you for sharing your treasure! Truly lovely. I love Basilicas Shrines and Cathedrals…Especially those Ancient ones….I took care of my dad and now my precious mother. Started a travel business from home. One day I hope to be able to travel and enjoy Gods creation. Some of His beauty, anyways! What a blessing for you to be able to travel and take wonderful beautiful photos. A lifetime experience!!! Happy travels!

    • Than you so much for your comment Lissette. And bless you for taking care of your parents. They say here’s a special place in heaven for people like you.

  2. Really lovely. I really enjoy discovering ancient churches and it’s a bonus when they have cloisters. Barb, have you found the spectacular photography of ancient churches on the blog named Via Lucis? If not, here’s the link: Today’s blog is lovely but not about an old church — dig a little deeper for truly excellent photographs.


    • Hi Libbie – I took a look at the site you suggested. Really fascinating. I seem to be addicted to visiting religious buildings of all denominations.


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