Évreux Cathedral

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Évreux Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Évreux
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Évreux Cathedral
Basic information
Location Évreux,  France
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 49°1′27″N 1°9′3″E / 49.02417°N 1.15083°E / 49.02417; 1.15083
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Province Bishop of Évreux
Region Normandy
Country France
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type church
Architectural style Renaissance, Gothic
Groundbreaking 11th century
Completed 19th century

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Évreux (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Évreux) is a Roman Catholic church located in Évreux, Normandy, France. The cathedral is a national monument and is the seat of the Bishop of Évreux.

Building description[edit]

Évreux Cathedral, west front

Part of the lower portion of the nave dates from the 11th century. The west façade with its two ungainly towers is mostly from the late Renaissance. Various styles of the intervening period are represented in the rest of the church. A thorough restoration was completed in 1896.

The elaborate north transept and portal are in the flamboyant Gothic style; the choir, the finest part of the interior, is in an earlier Gothic style. Cardinal de la Balue, bishop of Évreux in the second half of the 15th century, constructed the octagonal central tower, with its elegant spire. To him is also due the Lady chapel, which is remarkable for its finely preserved stained glass. Two rose windows in the transepts and the carved wooden screens of the side chapels are masterpieces of 16th-century workmanship. The stained glass windows were destroyed during World War II but were restored by Jean-Jacques Grüber in 1953.

The bishop's palace, a building of the 15th century, adjoins the south side of the cathedral.

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Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.