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Orleans Cathedral

Orleans Cathedral

General Information

Structural Type: Rib vault
Function / usage: Cathedral
Other name(s): Cathédrale Sainte-Croix
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Orléans, Loiret (45), Centre, France, Europe

Technical Information

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Beginning of the construction of the choir.

18 April 1601

The first stone is laid by Henri IV and Maria de Medici (right arm of the transept). The Parisian architects Merchant accompany the king, but only have a role as consultants during reconstruction. Claude Johannet, master mason from Orleans, conducts the reconstruction instead.



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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20003241
Created: 18/04/2002
Last Updated: 29/07/2014