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Night of the Cathedrals on 21 Mai 2016

Discover the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Luxembourg

Nuit des cathédralesThe Cathedral Notre-Dame of Luxembourg participates in the Night of the Cathedrals on 21 May 2016. Every year in this context, thirty cathedrals (especially French) open their doors until midnight and offer a rich cultural programme.

In Luxembourg, the event consists of a series of activities, like a conference, a guided tour in the city centre, singing inside the cathedral, a concert and, as a point of pride, a guided tour of the crypt under the cathedral accompanied by a historian. This enables it not only to discover the Luxembourg architectural heritage, but also its religious heritage and the history of the building and its community.

Find the Luxembourgish programme here.

Don't forget the event 'Invitation aux musées' (Invitation to the Museums), which takes place on the same day. On this occasion, all the museums in Luxembourg open their doors to the public, the entry is free!

In Luxembourg City, the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Luxembourg was built between 1613 and 1621 by Jesuits to serve as a chapel for the adjoining school (today the National Library). If it's above all during the annual pilgrimage, called Oktav, that the eyes are turned on that building which dominates the skyline of the city of Luxembourg, the cathedral is a popular point of attraction for tourists.

(article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)

  • Updated 17-05-2016