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Discover many of the cathedrals in all areas of France, with our detailed history and visitor guides

Alsace

Strasbourg cathedral

Strasbourg cathedral (Bas-Rhin)

Strasbourg cathedral is a gothic style construction with a remarkable facade and beautiful stained glass windows

See Strasbourg cathedral guide

Aquitaine

Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

Bayonne cathedral is an imposing gothic style cathedral with a beautifully restored apse and an impressive cloister

See Bayonne cathedral guide
Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

The cathedral of Sainte-Marie is best known for its remarkable 12th century entrance

See Cathedral Saint-Marie in Oloron-Sainte-Marie guide
Perigueux cathedral

Perigueux cathedral (Dordogne)

The cathedral in Perigueux combines roman and byzantine elements to create a most unusual - and impressive - building

See Perigueux cathedral guide

Brittany

Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral

Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral (Finistere)

The cathedral in Saint-Pol-de-Leon is one of the most interesting medieval cathedrals in the Brittany region, with numerous interesting artefacts

See Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral guide
Treguier cathedral

Treguier cathedral (Cotes-d'Armor)

Tréguier cathedral is a gothic style cathedral with a beautiful cloister

See Treguier cathedral guide

Languedoc-Roussillon

Maguelone

Maguelone (Herault)

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island on the southern edge of the Etang de Thau

See Maguelone guide

Loire Valley

Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral (Cher)

The cathedral in Bourges is a 13th century building with remarkable stonework and impressive stained glass windows

See Bourges Cathedral guide
Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans (Loiret)

The carvings and grandeur of the western facade are the highlight of the 17th century cathedral in Orleans

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide
Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral (Eure-et-Loir)

The 13th century cathedral in Chartres is generally considered to be one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in the world

See Chartres Cathedral guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters (Indre-et-Loire)

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together make a very impressive religious monument with various architectural styles

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide

Midi-Pyrenees

Albi cathedral

Albi cathedral (Tarn)

Albi cathedral is remarkable for its brick exterior, and the large area of renaissance painting in the interior

See Albi cathedral guide
Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne (Lot)

The cathedral of Saint-Etienne in Cahors is an unusual 12th century cathedral which has two domes and a roman style entrance among its features

See Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne guide
Condom cathedral

Condom cathedral (Gers)

The cathedral in Condom includes a rood-screen, 15th century doorways and a large cloister among its points of interest

See Condom cathedral guide

Paris region

Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral (Paris)

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, on an island in the Seine River, is one of the most remarkable gothic cathedrals in the world

See Notre Dame cathedral guide

Pays de la Loire

Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral (Maine-et-Loire)

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture in France

See Angers Cathedral guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral (Vendee)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic, classical and neo-gothic styles

See Luçon cathedral guide

Picardy

Amiens Cathedral

Amiens Cathedral (Somme)

The 13th century cathedral in Amiens is a fabulous example of gothic style architecture and the tallest cathedral in France

See Amiens Cathedral guide

Provence

Sospel cathedral

Sospel cathedral (Alpes-Maritimes)

The cathedral in Sospel is an impressive example of baroque architecture in a small town

See Sospel cathedral guide

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