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.
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