Cathedrale St-corentin215 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Place Saint-Corentin, 29000 Quimper, France.
- Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, 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.
Cathedrale St-corentin Travel Tips
- Photos of the cathedral are best taken from the side streets.
How to Reach Cathedrale St-corentin
- 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