Collegiate Church Notre-Dame

Vernon, France

The Notre Dame Church Collegiate is considered one of the most beautiful examples of medieval architecture in France. Built between the 11th and 16th century, the collegiate contains different architectural styles. Where the altar and the transept are Romanesque style, the rest of the building was rebuilt in three different Gothic (namely Early, Flamboyant and Perpendicular Gothic) styles. The organs date back to the beginning of the 17th century and which was restored in 1979. Some magnificent abstract-style stained glass windows were inserted in the 1970’s to replace those destroyed during World War II.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

Founded: 1072
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

Rating

4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Francesca Tonnnelier Lassiaz (10 months ago)
j aime cet endroit parce que j y ai été baptisé. Le lieu est calme malgré la soufflerie du chauffage. Elle mériterait plus d'éclairages et de chaises dans un endroit ou deux.
Dominique Massif (11 months ago)
Monument incontournable de la ville de Vernon. Malheureusement ce bâtiment se détériore. Participez à sa sauvegarde. Visitez la mairie située en face et dirigez-vous vers le musée.
Matt Hollings (11 months ago)
It's a church and serves as a reminder of your place in society.
Lea Mullis (16 months ago)
An awesome and beautiful experience. A dream to have the opportunity to visit and not disappointed.
Cheri V (2 years ago)
Gothic and Romanesque dating from 11-16th centuries. Pipe organ from 1600!
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Stavanger Cathedral

Stavanger Cathedral is Norway's oldest cathedral. Bishop Reinald, who may have come from Winchester, is said to have started construction of the Cathedral around 1100. It was finished around 1150, and the city of Stavanger counts 1125 as its year of foundation. The Cathedral was consecrated to Swithin as its patron saint. Saint Swithun was an early Bishop of Winchester and subsequently patron saint of Winchester Cathedral. Stavanger was ravaged by fire in 1272, and the Cathedral suffered heavy damage. It was rebuilt under bishop Arne, and the Romanesque Cathedral was enlarged in the Gothic style.

In 1682, king Christian V decided to move Stavanger's episcopal seat to Kristiansand. However, on Stavanger's 800th anniversary in 1925, king Haakon VII instated Jacob Christian Petersen as Stavanger's first bishop in nearly 250 years.During a renovation in the 1860s, the Cathedral's exterior and interior was considerably altered. The stone walls were plastered, and the Cathedral lost much of its medieval looks. A major restoration led by Gerhard Fischer in 1939-1964 partly reversed those changes. The latest major restoration of the Cathedral was conducted in 1999. Andrew Lawrenceson Smith is famous for his works here.