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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  • 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 righ...  more »
  • This cathedral is magnificent and the museum of art and history that is visited for free and which is attached to it are among the jewels of evreux. However, I recommend waiting a bit to visit it if you are not from the area and want to come specifically because it works and therefore scaffolding clogs the whole interior or almost. It is a beautiful building, both outdoors and indoors. Only the organ is particularly unsightly and awful, clashing with the rest. I have not seen the history of the cathedral and do not know when it dates but given its very modern style, it should not be there for a long time. Too bad because it's a bit of a horror not at all in line with the style of the cathedral.
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  • The cathedral is beautiful on the outside and is located in a beautiful setting (a canal passes in front). However the interior is not pretty at all.
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  • 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.
  • pure gothic cathedral, we can't see all of it because it is unfortunately in refurbishment
  • A lovely example in a nice town.
  • Great Cathedral but no explanations in English available. Cathedral needs maintenance.
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