Cathedrale St-corentinCurrently Open [Closes at 12:00 pm]
- Address: Place Saint-Corentin, 29000 Quimper, France.
- 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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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
85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cathedrale St-corentin
Cathedrale St-corentin, Quimper Reviews
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