Pierre de Chelles

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Tomb effigy of Philippe III at Saint-Denis

Pierre de Chelles was a French architect from the late 13th and early 14th centuries. He was one of the architects of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. He completed the choir began in 1300, the high flying buttresses above the apse, and the building of the rood screen. He was also a sculptor.

De Chelles was related to Jean de Chelles, who was his father or uncle.


Pierre de Chelles was also the author of the tomb effigy[1] of Philip III of France (1245–1285).


  1. ^ Quoted by Georges Bordonove, in Les Rois qui ont fait la France, Philippe le Bel, page 16 - Éditions Pygmalion / Gérard Watelet - Paris, 1984.

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