Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux, Evreux

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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux is one of the largest and finest cathedrals in France.The first cathedral was built in 1076, but destroyed in 1119 when the town was burned at the orders of Henry I of France to put down the Norman insurrection. He rebuilt the cathedral as an act of atonement to the Pope. Between 1194 and 1198, the conflict between Philippe Auguste and Richard the Lion-hearted damaged the new cathedral. The architecture of the present edifice shows this history, with its blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. As is common with many areas and buildings of Normandy, this cathedral suffered greatly from the Second World War. To visit Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux and other attractions in Evreux, use our Evreux trip planner.
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  • there are so many gothic cathedrals in Normandy, but this one is particularly beautiful; the restauration after the 1944 bombings appears well done; the new organ is a sight in itself  more »
  • This is a really lovely Cathedral with amazing ironwork and a new organ all in a setting with misericords and beautiful stonework. Considering how much damage it took in WW2 it is a must see, and...  more »
  • Visited the Évreux Cathedral. The Cathedral was totally deserted on Sunday. There were some renovations happening at the West end. Some good stained glass windows.
  • Lovely Gothic Cathedral - great gargoyles and stained glass windows.

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