Laval Cathedral

Laval, France

Laval Cathedral (Cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité de Laval) was founded around 1070, but the current exterior dates mainly from 1855 when it was promoted as a cathedral. The cathedral has been enlarged several times during centuries. There were originally dozen altarpieces, but only one survived from the French Revolution. It was built in the 17th century. The pulpit was made in 1803 and marble font in 1554.

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Rue Renaise 35, Laval, France
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Founded: c. 1070
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Matteo 53210 Popie (9 months ago)
Très jolie.. A visiter !
Louis Assie (10 months ago)
Bel édifice, bien conservé.
Aidan Roberts (11 months ago)
Machine marche pas 2/10
Pascale RIVIERE (20 months ago)
Magnifique monument historique, religieux, sculptures remarquables.
Pierre AIME (2 years ago)
Belle cathédrale mais sans l'âme de cathédrales comme la cathédrale du Mans ou de Vannes...
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