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General Information

Name in local language: Cathédrale Sainte-Croix
Beginning of works: 18 April 1601
Completion: 1829
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Rib vault
Function / usage: Cathedral
Material: Masonry structure
Architectural style: Gothic
Neo-Gothic

Awards and Distinctions

1862 classement  

Location

Location: , , ,
Coordinates: 47° 54' 6.43" N    1° 54' 37.04" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

length 140 m
central spire height 114 m
façade width 53 m
nave height to key of vault 32 m
interior width 40 m
width of central aisle 14.23 m
width of a side aisle 6.98 m
towers height 88 m
transept interior length 53 m
exterior length 65 m

Chronology

1287

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.

Participants

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20003241
  • Published on:
    18/04/2002
  • Last updated on:
    24/06/2022