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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Formerly called Châlons-sur-Marne, the city was officially renamed in 1998. It is the seat of the Bishops of Châlons and was consecrated in 1147 October 26, by Blessed Pope Eugene III. The cathedral is also noted for its stained glass windows. The first Romanesque cathedral was built in the 12th century. It was mainly rebuilt in Gothic style; the apse, the transept and three bays of the nave were completed in 1261. The west façade (in Baroque style) and two bays were added in the 17th century…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The construction of the Gothic cathedral began in 1273 and finished only in 1888 when the nave was connected to the belltower. It is noted for its Renaissance rood loft built in 1534 and for the fine, partly octagonal, bell tower. The tower is 205 ft high, the three lower storeys being Romanesque and the four upper ones Gothic. The main artistic works in the cathedral are the Renaissance rood screen, now moved to the western end of the nave, and the tomb of the bishop Jean de Langeac, with sc…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The largest church in Benelux and an important example of Brabantine Gothic architecture. Antwerp Cathedral also shelters four magnificent Rubens altarpieces. It has a three-bay choir with an ambulatory and five radiating chapels, a narrow transept of shallow projection and a nave with double aisles and side chapels, which is seven bays long including the façade block. There are a central lantern tower and two west towers. The church’s one finished (north)spire is 123 metres (404 ft) high…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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