Pontoise Cathedral

Pontoise, France

Pontoise Cathedral, raised to the status of cathedral in 1966 when the Diocese of Pontoise was created, is dedicated to Saint Maclovius (Maclou). Construction began in the 12th century on the site of an ancient chapel of Saint Eustace and the building was enlarged and completed in the 15th and 16th centuries. Thus the central and eastern parts of the cathedral are 12th century, while the tower and the central portal are in the Flamboyant style. There are Renaissance additions flanking the central structure, and a north portal of the same period.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Kévin Dupuy (17 months ago)
Belle cathédrale qui allie plusieurs styles architecturaux (roman, gothique et renaissance), témoignants de son évolution à travers les âges. C'est une ancienne église qui a été érigée en cathédrale lors de la création du diocèse de Pontoise en 1966. Son clocher atypique sert de point de repère et le son du bourdon s'étend sur plusieurs kilomètres ! L'intérieur est propice au recueillement, avec des vitraux datant pour certains du XVIeme siècle. Les vitraux du choeur et des chapelles absiales sont modernes mais apportent de la chaleur et donne une atmosphère reposante. Croyants ou non, venez y faire un tour.
Jeremy Corbi (18 months ago)
Très jolie quand je le vois au bord de ma fenêtre. Ça laisse un charme à Pontoise cette Cathédrale
kokijavier kintero (18 months ago)
Magical place
warm heart (2 years ago)
jacques conseil (2 years ago)
J'ai déjà publié des renseignements, architecture multiple, vitraux magnifiques de plusieurs époques, des tableaux classés, j'avais oublié l'orgue dont le buffet a 300 ans passés. Il y a aussi les messes à 10h30 tous les dimanches et pour Noël la messe est à 24 heures le 24 au soir. JOYEUX NOËL et bonne année.
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