Laon Cathedral

02000 Laon, Francia

Simona Bertolaso

Laon

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Luoghi religiosi
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Inglese
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Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

While Laon Cathedral is often compared to its Gothic-style cousin in Paris, Notre Dame, the use of white stone makes the interiors at Laon brighter—and easier to Instagram. Begun in the second half of the 12C and finished around 1230, this is one France’s oldest Gothic cathedrals and its very homogeneous façade is one of the finest (its towers were the pride of the presumed architect, Villard de Honnecourt). The nave, whose vault is divided into six parts, soars four storeys high. The attractive stained-glass windows and icon of Sainte Face de Laon are wor

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