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Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux is a rare monument which survived the 1944 allied bombardment. Even though the cathedral has been around since the 6th century, the church we see today must have been constructed between 1160 and 1230 by Bishop Arnoul.
From the outset, the architect designed quadripartite rib vaults and flying buttresses, making it one of Normandy’s first gothic buildings. The nave is fairly austere and is inspired by the Gothic style of the Île de France whereas the most recent parts of the building were constructed in the 18th century (the chevet, the lantern tower and the western façade) in Norman style.
It is wrongly claimed that Henry, the Count of Anjou, the Duke of Normandy and the future king of England married Eleanor of Aquitaine at the cathedral in 1152. Having been involved in the trial of Joan of Arc, Pierre Cauchon was in fact named as Bishop of Lisieux in 1432 and is buried there. Add Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux to your Ville de Lisieux travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ville de Lisieux trip itinerary planner.
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Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux reviews
The architecture of the outside is beautiful. I haven't see the inside through my own eyes but pictures show it to be outstanding.
It's just a beautiful French Gothic cathedral. What's not to like?
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