CATHÉDRALE SAINT-PIERRE

Description

A Romanesque Cathedral !
Angouleme has the distinction of having a Romanesque Cathedral, not a Gothic one like many other cities in France. The carved facade is the masterpiece of the Cathedral. Several themes are represented: Evangelization, the Ascension of Christ and the Doomsday. To the right of the portal, you will see a hunting scene and a carved frieze depicting a cavalry battle inspired by the Song of Roland. Paul Abadie's son who was also an architect undertook an extensive campaign of restoration in the 19th century.
Since 2000, the works of smartening up and restoration has been continuing.

Languages spoken

  • Français

Type

Site et monument historique

Conditions de visites

Visites libres en permanence

Localisation

En centre-ville, En intérieur

Prestations spécifiques Enfants

Non

Accueil groupes

Non

Free

Oui

Animals accepted

Non

payment method

  • Chèques bancaires et postauxChèques bancaires et postaux

Opening

Opened all year

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