Sées Cathedral

Sées, France

Sées Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Sées) dates from the 13th and 14th century and occupies the site of three earlier churches. The west front, which is disfigured by the buttresses projecting beyond it, has two stately spires of open work 230 ft. high. The nave was built towards the end of the 13th century. The choir, built soon afterwards, is remarkable for the lightness of its construction. In the choir are four bas-reliefs of great beauty representing scenes in the life of the Virgin Mary; and the altar is adorned with another depicting the removal of the relics of Saints Gervais and Protais. The church has constantly been the object of restoration and reconstruction. It has an organ by Claude Parisot.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Benoît Deust (12 months ago)
Très beaux monument historique facile d'accès avec parquigne à proximité !
Damien Thierry (12 months ago)
Magnifique cathédrale a découvrir a voir et à revoir Facile d'acces parking a proximité la grande place est magnifique
Craig McLean (2 years ago)
Stunning! Well worth a wander around whilst enjoying a lazy afternoon in a great town.
Julian Blake (2 years ago)
Lovely cathedral town
Jennifer Longhurst (3 years ago)
. A majestic sight from afar. You can spot the two towers of this cathedral from miles away. Or should I say kilometres, as we are in France? It's a surprisingly large church for such a small town, with some interesting interior details. The square around it provides good parking. .
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