Cathédrale Saint-Corentin de Quimper


The Cathedral of St. Corentin in Quimper was built over two old buildings: a Romanesque sanctuary and the chapel Notre Dame. Nearly three centuries in total have been necessary to build this remarkable cathedral of Quimper, one of the oldest in britanny, classified as historical monuments since 1862.

Today, refurbished after 20 years of restoration, the cathedral of St. Corentin Norman Gothic style dominates the town of Quimper with its 76 meters-high towers. The choir of the cathedral was built in the thirteenth century when, while the transept, the nave and the facades were completed in the fifteenth century and only in 1856 were built the two magnificent stone arrows explaining the styles of various eras that reveals the Cathedral of Saint Corentin. The nave, 92 meters long and 20 meters high, is lit by the colorful stained glass, made in the fifteenth century and which represent the nobles of Cornwall on her knees and reveal a very luminous church. The nave of the chapel is also decorated with a fresco by Yann Dargent dating back the nineteenth century.


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