|Cathedral of the Holy Cross of Orléans|
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans
|Affiliation||Roman Catholic Church|
|Province||Diocese of Orléans|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Cathedral|
|Geographic coordinates||47°54′6″N 1°54′37″E / 47.90167°N 1.91028°ECoordinates: 47°54′6″N 1°54′37″E / 47.90167°N 1.91028°E|
|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.
It was originally built from 1278 to 1329. It was partially destroyed in 1568 by the Huguenots during the French Wars of Religion, but was rebuilt between 1601 and 1829. The edifice is in the Gothic architectural style.
During the Siege of Orléans, the cathedral was visited frequently by Joan of Arc. The cathedral's stained glass windows now depict the story of Joan's actions that contributed to the lifting of the siege.
- ^ in English, "Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Cross"
- ^ Glendinning, Miles (2013). The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation: Antiquity to Modernity. Routledge. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-136-16701-0. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
- ^ DeVries, Kelly (2003). Joan of Arc: A Military Leader. Sutton. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-7509-2787-1. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
- ^ Gordon, Mary (29 July 2008). Joan of Arc: A Life. Penguin. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-4406-3273-0. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
- “Orléans Cathedral.” (albumen print from 1857), A. D. White Architectural Photographs Collection, Cornell University Rare and Manuscript Collections (15/5/3090.01
Sources and external links
Media related to Orléans Cathedral at Wikimedia Commons
- Orleans Cathedral - World History Encyclopedia
- 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