Cathédrale Saint-Julien au Mans


Built between the eleventh and the fifteenth century, the architectural styles that make up the cathedral are varied (Plantagenet, Champagne, Normandy and French).

The Romanesque nave and the apse is an example of Gothic art. The 13 chapels around the double ambulatory chorus make this one of the largest and most elegant of France. The cathedral is named after Saint-Julien Le Mans would be Christianized in the fourth century.

The Cathedral of St. Julien was the place of many historical events: royal weddings in the twelfth century, baptism of Henry II, the funeral of Queen Berengaria, widow of King Richard Coeur de Lion. The concert of heavenly angels 47 musicians, painted in the fourteenth century, the arches of the Lady Chapel is a masterpiece of Gothic painting western absolutely inevitable.

The Cathedral also has one of the most beautiful set of stained glass, with the cathedral of Chartres


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