Nantes Cathedral: Tomb of Francis II, Duke of Brittany and of his wife Marguerite de Foix



Inside the cathedral are the tomb of Francis II, Duke of Brittany and of his wife Marguerite de Foix, (the parents of Anne of Brittany), made at the beginning of the 16th century by Michel Colombe and Jean Perréal.

The construction of the cathedral began in 1434, on the site of a Romanesque cathedral, and took 457 years to finish, finally reaching completion in 1891. The first architect in charge was Guillaume de Dammartin who was later replaced by Mathurin Rodier. The construction began with the west façade, the aisles of the nave and its lateral chapels. Most of the stained glass dates from ca. 1500-1516. The rest of the north transept and the choir, under the direction of St. Felix Seheult (city architect), were finished between 1840 and 1891.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Nantes

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Decorative arts

  • Tombs

  • Architecture

  • Cathedrals

  • Sculpture, French

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Flamboyant

  • Gothic (Medieval)

Place of Creation
  • Nantes

  • +47.218-1.5508

  • Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France: Historic region of Brittany

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
Content License
Use Permissions
  • To view the physical lantern slide, please contact the Architecture Library.


Collections Featuring this Image
Architectural Lantern Slides of France


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