Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

Located in the heart of the city, the Notre-Dame de Rouen Cathedral is a monument where you can read all the evolution of Gothic art.

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The construction of the building began in the middle of the 12th century, on the site of the Romanesque cathedral, whose crypt has been preserved. A hundred years later it was completed, but it was remodelled and completed in the following centuries.
The façade thus represents a precious testimony to the evolution of Gothic art from the mid-12th century to the early 16th century. The pretty lantern tower received in the nineteenth century a cast iron spire that rises to 151 meters!
The Cathedral houses in the ambulatory some of the graves of the former Dukes of Normandy, such as that of Rollon, the founder of the duchy, and that of Richard the Lionheart, who loved the city so much and had his heart placed in the crypt after his death. The entire history of the stained glass window from the 13th century to the present day can be read inside the church.