Meaux Cathedral

Local nameBasilique-Cathédrale Saint-Étienne
LocationMeaux, France

Meaux Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in the town of Meaux, France. It is located in the department of Seine-et-Marne, east of Paris. The cathedral is a national monument, and is the seat of the Bishop of Meaux.

Construction of the cathedral began between 1175 - 1180, when a structure in Romanesque style was started. Defects in the original design and construction had to be corrected in the 13th century, in which the architect Gautier de Vainfroy was much involved. He had to remove the previous cathedral almost totally and start a new structure in Gothic style. In the later 13th century work was often interrupted due to lack of funds, a problem removed by the generosity of Charles IV in the early 14th century. Further progress was interrupted by the Hundred Years' War and occupation by the English.

Tags Place of WorshipCatholicChristianCathedralHeritage
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaux_Cathedral

Coordinates 48°57'36.764" N 2°52'44.107" E

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