Cathedrale St-Corentin, Quimper

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The first thing you’ll notice is that unlike other Gothic cathedrals, Cathedrale St-Corentin bends slightly in the middle to match the contours of its location. This Roman Catholic cathedral is the seat of the Bishops of Quimper-Léon. Go inside to view the beautiful stained-glass windows of the chapel and the 16th century wooden statue of Saint Yves standing between the rich and the poor. Use our Quimper tour builder tool to visit Cathedrale St-Corentin on your trip to Quimper, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • On this frigid day of end of February, the snow having invaded the sidewalks, the Cathedral shows with contrast. The monument of Gothic style was built from the 12th century, but it was completed under the Second Empire. His arrows more than 75 meters surround the statue of the legendary King Gradlon. Inside is beautiful but it will be to visit during a next time because this day closed the...
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  • The visit of the Cathedral is a must in Quimper. It is large, clean, bright. The stained glass windows are recent but agree very well with the Gothic style of the building.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral place of worship protected with a decorative richness and this site is adjacent to the Breton Art Museum which seems essential for who wants to know the Breton culture
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  • Beautiful cathedral and a museum just beside. Awesome to visit and to know more about Quimper.
  • Quimper Cathedral is a jewel of Breton gothic art , properly the Cathedral of Saint Corentin of Quimper, it is a Roman Catholic cathedral and national monument of Brittany. It is located in the town of Quimper and is the seat of the Diocese of Quimper–Leon. In 1239, Bishop Reynaud started the building of the actual cathedral on the remnants of an ancient roman cathedral. From 1850, an architect from Quimper, Joseph Bigot, started to restore the building, mainly by adding new furnitures, decorating chapels and replacing the windows destroyed under the French Revolution by newstained-glass windows. Address: Place Saint-Corentin, 29000 Quimper Architect: Joseph Bigot La cathedrale St Corentin de Quimper en Cornouaille
  • Well restored architecture with magnificent neo-gothic spires and unusual not quite aligned position of the nave. Interesting stained glass, and plenty of local references.
  • There was a funeral going on when we arrived here so didn't get to really look inside. Looked amazing from outside but worth remembering this is a working cathedral and the patrons should be respected.
  • Worth a wander. Good contextualisation and information boards and many helpful staff inside. Quite busy - a blend of tourists and worshippers.
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