Saint-Malo Cathedral

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Saint-Malo Cathedral bell tower

Saint-Malo Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Vincent-de-Saragosse de Saint-Malo) is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Vincent of Saragossa, and a national monument of France, in Saint-Malo, Brittany.

Interior, with rose window

It was formerly the seat of the Bishop of Saint-Malo. This see was created in 1146 when Jean de Châtillon, Bishop of Aleth, transferred his bishopric to the growing town of Saint-Malo on a more secure site across the river. The monastery of Saint Malo, founded in 1108, became the home of the bishopric and its church the new cathedral, replacing Aleth Cathedral.

It was abolished under the Concordat of 1801 and its territory divided between the dioceses of Rennes, Saint-Brieuc and Vannes.

The pipe organ was made by Koenig factors, father and son, built in 1977 and inaugurated in 1980. It is composed of four keyboards and one pedal and 35 stops. This organ replaces an older one (1893) built by Louis Debierre in the romantic style, which was destroyed in 1944. A new choir organ of two keyboard, one pedal and 18 stops has been also built by Koenig in 2014.[1]


  1. ^ newspaper report, in Ouest-France (accessed February 7, 2015)

Coordinates: 48°38′58″N 2°1′32″W / 48.64944°N 2.02556°W / 48.64944; -2.02556