Châlons Cathedral

Châlons-en-Champagne, France

Châlons Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Châlons-en-Champagne. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Châlons and was consecrated in 1147 October 26, by Pope Eugene III.

Jean-Jacques Arveuf-Fransquin designed the neo-Flamboyant organ case of Châlons Cathedral. The case was created by the cabinetmaker Etienne Gabriel Ventadour, and housed the instrument made by John Abbey, who delivered the instrument in 1849. The cathedral is also noted for its stained glass windows.



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Founded: 1147
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Damon Zarifé (11 months ago)
A surprisingly beautiful cathedral. Coming into Châlons, I had no previous knowledge of its cathedral. Looks like it was recently maintained because the pillars and walls are clean and white. If you are passing by Châlons it is definitely worth the stop at the cathedral.
Angela Walker (11 months ago)
Impressive in size and age. Stunning windows. Very dark, damp and cold. No other visitors at all and nobody at the reception desk. It is January though.
Dorina Wheeler (16 months ago)
Peaceful place, brilliant architecture.
Rosie Da (4 years ago)
A lovely cathedral with a stunning interior! I had the chance to see a show in night time, which is going to stuck in my mind for a looong time! Breathtaking
Ann Davis (4 years ago)
Interesting cathedral. Beautiful stained glass, amazing colours. Fascinating baptismal font. Quiet and peaceful place of worship. Not sure the front quite fitted in with the rest, but I suppose that's what happens when a building is constructed over such a long period of time.
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