Notre-Dame of Real Cathedral


Openning time

  • Every day, all year round
    The cathedral treasure can only be visited on a guided tour with a Pays d'Art et d'Histoire guide.


Notre-Dame du Réal cathedral is an architectural gem dating back to the 12th century: a must-see! Inside, you'll find treasures that bear witness to the influence of this vast archdiocese with its turbulent history.

Described by some historians as the most important monument in the French Alps, it served as a model for a large number of churches in the archdiocese. Until the French Revolution, Embrun was the religious centre or metropolis of a vast territory stretching down to the Mediterranean.
The cathedral also attracted huge numbers of pilgrims until the 16th century, thanks to a fresco considered to be miraculous.
Here, influences intermingle: Romanesque, Lombard and Gothic art. Imagine that the builders arrived from the other side of the Alps with their own know-how, quite different from what was being done in France at the time!

We offer services and equipments made for your individual needs

  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours

Further informations

Additional information: Individual and group visits all year round.


  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request


  • Free entry. Individual guided tour: €4 / €3 (concessions) / free : -12 years

    Group visits: Information and booking on 04 92 44 15 12.