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Cathédrale Saint-Étienne et son cloître

Historical sites and monuments, Cathedral, cloister in Cahors
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  • The construction of Saint-Etienne's Cathedral and the early episcopal complex is traditionally attributed to Bishop Didier in the 7th century. The Roman cathedral had its two main altars consecrated in 1119 by Pope Calixtus II. Its nave is covered by the 2 largest domes of the South West. The tympanum of the north portal dates from the 12th century.

    The cloister, a true masterpiece of flamboyant gothic art, was built between 1493 and 1553.
    Around the cloister, various buildings belonging to...
    The construction of Saint-Etienne's Cathedral and the early episcopal complex is traditionally attributed to Bishop Didier in the 7th century. The Roman cathedral had its two main altars consecrated in 1119 by Pope Calixtus II. Its nave is covered by the 2 largest domes of the South West. The tympanum of the north portal dates from the 12th century.

    The cloister, a true masterpiece of flamboyant gothic art, was built between 1493 and 1553.
    Around the cloister, various buildings belonging to the chapter are organized. The Saint Gausbert Chapel, decorated with paintings executed at the end of the 15th century, has housed the cathedral's treasure since 1972.
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