Orléans Cathedral

Orléans, France

Orléans Cathedral (Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans) is a Gothic catholic cathedral in the city of Orléans, France. It is the seat of the Bishop of Orléans and it was built from 1278 to 1329 and 1601-1829 (after partial destruction in 1568).

The cathedral is probably most famous for its association with Joan of Arc. The French heroine attended evening Mass in this cathedral on May 2, 1429, while in the city to lift the siege. The cathedral's stained glass windows now depict the story of Joan of Arc.



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Founded: 1278-1329
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)


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Sebastian Bergmann (2 years ago)
Orléans is a wonderfully historic place with a beautifully preserved old town. The cathedral is a monument without equal. If you like Notre Dame, you will love the Cathedral of Orléans! This huge building impresses with its almost infinitely large rooms and a historically interesting exhibition. Nice trip if one Paris becomes too much.
Harm Kloosterman (2 years ago)
Very nice and impressive cathedral. Can be assessed free of charge and not extremely busy. Very well restored interior and exterior. Nice organ playing going on when I visited it, which was really enchanting. A car park is very close by. Really convenient.
Chrissi H (2 years ago)
Beautiful cathedral. Full of history. Welcoming. Open doors all day. In the summer a Lightshow is projected onto the building in the evenings.
Khoo HT (2 years ago)
Such an amazing, beautiful, magnificent cathedral which rich history written on stained glasses, craved in stones for centuries to tell their stories. Was luckily to have the chance to witnessed their Friday session to enjoy the beauty of songs echoing within the Cathedral. A must see when you're in this area!
huumattham (3 years ago)
A giant cathedral which will stone you just by looking at its beauty on the outside. When you go inside the cathedral, a nice and peaceful atmosphere of historical and cultural (and religious) scenes will surely make you agree that this place is a remarkable stop on your trip to the region.
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