The Cathedrals Of France

The Cathedrals Of France

When people talk about the cathedrals of France . the first comes to mind is the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame – Notre Dame de Paris.

This is one of the oldest Gothic cathedrals in France, located on île de La Cité in the middle of the river Seine, where, in fact, began as Paris itself.

Start of construction of the Cathedral belongs to the 12th century, it lasted over two centuries, but the impressive spires on the towers were never built.

Undergone extensive renovations in the 19th century, the Cathedral was complemented by a dramatic meeting of chimeras – the world of fabulous monsters, looked down from the roof to human vanity at the bottom.

Thousands of tourists come daily to the walls of the Cathedral, and you will be among them when visiting the French capital.

Also deserve the attention of several beautiful and famous cathedrals, outside of Paris.

One of the most famous cathedrals – the Cathedral in Reims. And he’s famous in the first place, because it was used in coronation of all French kings for many centuries.

The Cathedral is one of the great works of French Gothic architecture, and celebrated its 800-year anniversary in 2011.

Absolutely beautiful Rouen Cathedral. which, in my opinion, can be attributed to the top ten of the best European cathedrals .

Replete with many sculptures on the outer walls of the Cathedral, famous for its extraordinary stained glass Windows, very tall spire, favorite and repeatedly depicted by artists, the Cathedral in Rouen makes an indelible impression.

The Cathedral in Chartres. located only a hundred kilometres from Paris, has always been a centre of pilgrimage, due to the possession of one of the relics – the shroud of the virgin Mary.

This is a very old Cathedral, famous for its beautiful blue stained glass. He appears before us in a form almost unchanged since the 13th century, almost untouched by restoration.

A Reims, Rouen Cathedral, the Cathedral in Chartres (clockwise)

And actually beautiful cathedrals in France, thousands, and each time you discover something new, to get around this amazing country.

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