Cathedrale St-corentinCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- Photos of the cathedral are best taken from the side streets.
- You’ll have to walk here.
- Ask the locals for directions.
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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
Another gothic town unspoilt hand all the better for it .
Enjoyed the views all along here. Church is beautiful from outside, did not go in
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 in a beautiful place