Oloron Cathedral

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Oloron Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Oloron Ste-Marie 02.JPG
The former Oloron Cathedral, now St. Mary's Church, Oloron
Basic information
Location Oloron-Sainte-Marie,  France
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 43°11′16″N 0°36′58″W / 43.18778°N 0.61611°W / 43.18778; -0.61611
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Province Bishopric of Oloron
Region Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Country France
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type church
Groundbreaking 12th century
The Romanesque portal

Oloron Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Oloron-Sainte-Marie), now St. Mary's Church (French: Eglise Sainte-Marie), is a Roman Catholic church and former cathedral located in the town of Oloron-Sainte-Marie, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département of France[1]

Construction was started in the 12th century by Gaston IV, Viscount of Béarn. It was the seat of the Bishopric of Oloron, suppressed by the Concordat of 1801.

It has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1939.[2]

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