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Orleans Cathedral

Updated: Jan 08, 2019 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print

Orleans Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Orleans, France. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Orleans and was built from 1278 to 1329 and rebuilt from 1601-1829 after partial destruction in 1568. The edifice is in the Gothic architectural style.

The cathedral is probably most famous for its association with Joan of Arc. The French heroine attended evening Mass in this cathedral on May 2, 1429, while in the city to lift the siege.

The cathedral's stained glass windows now depict the story of Joan of Arc, the defender of Orleans.

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The facade of Orleans Cathedral [Photo/VCG]

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