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    Rouen Cathedral

    For those who love Gothic art.

    Built between the 12th and 16th centuries, the façade of the cathedral in Rouen represents an invaluable witness to the evolution which has marked Gothic art: the three gates and the series of pinnacles are surrounded by two towers of different styles. The tower on the right, called the "butter tower" was built as a result of tax raised by people eating butter during Lent. The central tower was decorated in the 19th century with a cast iron arrow which rises to 151 metres; it's the highest in France.

    Inside, the side chapels, one of which is the Lady chapel, are a must see. The Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Our Lady) has beautiful examples of funeral art from the 13th and 14th centuries: the sepulchres of the recumbent statues of Rollon, Richard Cœur de Lion (Richard the Lionheart) and the cardinals of Amboise.

    Schedules and prices

    From Tuesday 1 April to Friday 31 October 2014 :
        Monday from 14:00 to 18:00
        From Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 19:00
        Sunday from 08:00 to 18:00

    Admission prices :
        Free

 
 
    tagged as : Pilgrimages & Spiritual Tours, Normandy