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Begun in 1056, this cathedral is renowned for its elegant proportions, purity of design and profusion of ascending lines, culminating in 78m-high spires. The bold turreted lantern tower, noted for its slender ribbing, stands at a height of 41m at the transept crossing. Pause at the beginning of the nave for a remarkable overall picture of this singular building bathed in light. The upper storeys offer the chance of discovering the Romanesque parts of the edifice. They also command a superb panorama of the coast and the Channel Islands.

Useful Information

  • Address : Place Georges-Leclerc F - 50200 Coutances50200Coutances
  • Phone : 02 33 19 08 10
  • E-mail : accueil@tourisme-coutances.fr
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Opening hours :

  • free admittance - Guided tour available (no children under 10) including upper sections: Jul-Aug: daily except Sat 11am and 3pm, Sun 3pm; rest of year: last Sun of every month 3pm - booking at visitor centre required - €3 audioguide. Guided tours for children (aged 6-12) including building a model, stone-cutting workshop and observation of stained glass windows (Jul-Aug: Mon, Wed and Fri at 2.30pm - booking at visitor centre required - €4.50)

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