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Begun in the 12C, embellished in the 15C by the master worker Guillaume Pontifs, then in the 16C by Roland Leroux, it is a pinnacle of the French Gothic art. The amazingly perforated west facade has two delicately sculpted doorways enclosing the majestic central door by Roland Leroux. To the right is the grandiose flamboyant Butter tower, while the Saint-Romain tower is in the early Gothic style. On the south side, the Calendar doorway, and opposite the Staircase of the Libraries are true masterpieces. The interior gives an impression of simplicity and harmony. The nave in the early Gothic style is made up of eleven bays in four stages. Dominating the crossing of the transept is the arresting lantern tower of a remarkable starkness. In the transept, the backs of the lateral doors are covered in attractive sculpted decorations. The north crossing has a large 14C rose window. Under the chancel, the ring-shaped crypt was part of the Roman church; the heart of Charles V is preserved there. The ambulatory is made up of three radiating chapels. There are recumbent figures of Rollon, of Richard the Lionheart and of William Long Sword. In the chapel of the Virgin is the sculpted head of Roland Leroux. To the left is the entombment of Louis de Brézé, husband of Diane of Poitiers, by Jean Goujon. In a rich retable from1643, there is an attractive picture by Philippe de Champaigne, The Adoration of the shepherds.

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  • Address : Place de la Cathédrale F - 76000 Rouen76000Rouen

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    • Language: fra
    • Position : With friends

    Pros

    La cathédrale est en cours de réfection mais elles n'empêchent en rien d'admirer les façades. Les parties sculptées, les statues et autres ornements sont fantastiques. L’illumination de la cathédrale durant les mois d’été est un événement à voir une fois dans sa vie. Musique et images se confonde sur la pierre de la cathédrale devant plusieurs centaines de personnes installées parterre, sur des sièges de toile ou debout.

    Cons

    Le petit jardin attenant à la cathédrale n'est pas assez grand pour se perdre dans ses pensées.

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    • Language: fra
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    Une des plus belle de France à voir et à revoir.

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