|Cathedral of the Holy Cross of Orléans
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans
Facade of Orléans Cathedral
|Province||Diocese of Orléans|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Cathedral|
|Architectural style||Gothic, Gothic Revival|
|Length||140 metres (460 ft)|
|Width (nave)||40 metres (130 ft)|
|Height (max)||88 metres (289 ft) (2 towers)|
|Spire height||114 metres (374 ft)|
Orléans Cathedral (Basilique Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans) is a Gothic Catholic church in the city of Orléans, France. It is the seat of the Bishop of Orléans and it was built from 1278 to 1329 and 1601-1829 (after partial destruction in 1568).
The cathedral's stained glass windows now depict the story of Joan of Arc, the defender of Orléans.
- in English, "Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Cross"
- Joan of Arc Archive Biography Accessed 5 Sept 2006.
- “Orléans Cathedral.” (albumen print from 1857), A. D. White Architectural Photographs Collection, Cornell University Rare and Manuscript Collections (15/5/3090.01
- Map showing the city in which this church is located.
- (French) Diocese of Orléans official website
- (French)Ministry of Culture: Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans
- Orleans Cathedral at Structurae
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