|Cathedral of the Holy Cross of Orléans
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans
Facade of Orléans Cathedral
|Affiliation||Roman Catholic Church|
|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 (French: Basilique Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans) is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Orléans, France. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Orléans and was built from 1278 to 1329 and 1601-1829 (after partial destruction in 1568). The edifice is in the Gothic architectural style.
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
Media related to Orléans Cathedral at Wikimedia Commons
- Map showing the city in which this church is located.
- (in French) Diocese of Orléans official website
- (in French)Ministry of Culture: Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans
- Orleans Cathedral at Structurae
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