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Meaux Cathedral St Etienne 1175-1540

Meaux Cathedral St Etienne 1175-1540
TO SEE ENLARGED AS ALL PICTURES HAVE BEEN REDUCED!!! Meaux Cathedral Saint-Etienne is a Gothic Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France of the town of Meaux, in the department of Seine-et-Marne, East of Paris; It is the seat of the Bishop of Meaux; Construction of the cathedral began in the 12th century, but was not completed until the 16th century; 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; 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; The composer Pierre Moulu worked at the cathedral in the early 16th century; The design of the cathedral, because of its construction period, encompasses several periods of Gothic art; The cathedral rises to a height of 48 meters; Inside, the vaults at the choir rise to 33 meters; The interior ornamentation is noted for its smoothness, and the space for its overall luminosity; The cathedral contains a famous organ, built in the 17th century; France Ile-de-France Region Seine-et-Marne Department Meaux Capital Cathedral St Etienne.

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Superbe "reportage" sur la Cathédrale de Meaux ( surtout vue en taille originale ) !
4 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Guydel
Merci beaucoup Guy!
4 years ago.
très joli montage qui donne une belle vue d'ensemble ... elle semble imposante et belle
4 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Jacques
C'est une très belle cathédrale Gothique qui est surtout très lumineuse à cause de ses vitraux très clairs, un peu l'inverse de Chartres! Merci Jacko!
4 years ago.
C'est magnifique, du beau travail.
4 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Loule
Merci Loule et Bonne Année!!!!
4 years ago.