Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Troyes

The Cathedral of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Troyes is one of the greatest achievements of Gothic art and one of the great cathedrals of France.

Its façade, with its three remarkable great doors, is a piece of work of Martin Chambiges, a famous Parisian master-mason of the sixteenth century. In addition, the cathedral has the characteristic of being partly built on stilts. The particularity of the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Troyes lies in her 1 500m ² of valuable stained glass dating from different periods and offering a fantastic pictorial history with colors of the know-how of city of Troyes for the stained glass art. A large rose window of 8 meters in diameter completes this interior beauty and stands behind the Great Organ from the Abbey of Clairvaux.

The Cathedral of Saint-Pierre-et-St-Paul de Troyes has an impressive size of 114 meters long and also inside the church with a splendid ship running on nine bays and reaching 29.50 meters high.

The sumptuousness of the cathedral is also featured in his paintings and sculptures from the sixteenth century and in the medieval items collection preserved in the “trésor”. In this rare collection, there is the reliquary of Bernard of Clairvaux, a splendid red silk cap of the thirteenth century embroidered with 53 medallions of the thirteenth century and a unique collection of Mosans and Limousins enamels.

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