Cathedrale St-corentin

Currently Open [Closes at 12:00 pm]
  • Address: Place Saint-Corentin, 29000 Quimper, France.
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  • Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Cathedral

Cathedrale St-corentin - Review

The catholic is a brilliant execution in Gothic architecture. One feature in particular makes it stand out from others – there is a ‘kink’ – that is, as it rises, it seems to bend when seen from above. Though this is mainly so that the cathedral matches the contours of its location, worshippers say that it’s symbolic of Christ’s bent head as depicted in the Crucifixion. It has some lovely stained glass windows, and two soaring twin spires. On the west façade, see if you can spot the equestrian statue of King Gradlon, the city's mythical 5th-century founder.

When you visit, see if you can get the locals to tell you the story of the 1620s fire that devastated the bell tower – it’s said a green-eyed devil was seen in the flames.

Cathedrale St-corentin Information

  • Photos of the cathedral are best taken from the side streets.

How To reach Cathedrale St-corentin by Public Transport

  • You’ll have to walk here.
  • Ask the locals for directions.

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TripHobo Highlights for Cathedrale St-corentin

  • Cathedrale St-corentin Address: Place Saint-Corentin, 29000 Quimper, France.
  • Cathedrale St-corentin Timing: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Cathedrale St-corentin Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cathedrale St-corentin(preferred time): 08:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Cathedrale St-corentin: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cathedrale St-corentin

  • 95% of people who visit Quimper include Cathedrale St-corentin in their plan

  • 60% of people start their Cathedrale St-corentin visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cathedrale St-corentin

Monday, Friday and Saturday

85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cathedrale St-corentin

People normally club together Office De Tourisme De Quimper and Le Jardin De La Retraite while planning their visit to Cathedrale St-corentin.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Cathedrale St-corentin, Quimper Reviews

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  • One of the things we love about trips to France is visiting the great monuments to mans dedication to God over the past centuries. I don't care what God you believe in, these massive buildings are something to behold. And to think they built them without modern technology, building methods, etc. I find them both magnificent and awe inspiring.

  • Quick visit. Just in time. A cathedral as cathedrals go.

  • Beautiful cathedral and a museum just beside. Awesome to visit and to know more about Quimper.

  • Beautiful cathedral in a beautiful place

  • Quimper Cathedral is a jewel of Breton gothic art , properly the Cathedral of Saint Corentin of Quimper, it is a Roman Catholic cathedral and national monument of Brittany. It is located in the town of Quimper and is the seat of the Diocese of Quimper–Leon. In 1239, Bishop Reynaud started the building of the actual cathedral on the remnants of an ancient roman cathedral. From 1850, an architect from Quimper, Joseph Bigot, started to restore the building, mainly by adding new furnitures, decorating chapels and replacing the windows destroyed under the French Revolution by newstained-glass windows. Address: Place Saint-Corentin, 29000 Quimper Architect: Joseph Bigot La cathedrale St Corentin de Quimper en Cornouaille

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