Senlis Cathedral

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Senlis Cathedral
Notre-Dame de Reims
Senlis Cathedral Exterior, Picardy, France - Diliff.jpg
The exterior
Basic information
Location Senlis, France
Geographic coordinates 49°12′24.5″N 2°35′9.5″E / 49.206806°N 2.585972°E / 49.206806; 2.585972Coordinates: 49°12′24.5″N 2°35′9.5″E / 49.206806°N 2.585972°E / 49.206806; 2.585972
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Diocese of Beauvais
Region Picardy
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish church
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style French Gothic
Groundbreaking 1153 (1153)
Completed 1191 (1191)
Length 75m
Width 30m
Width (nave) 9.20m
Height (max) 26.50m
Spire height 40m

Senlis Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis) is a Roman Catholic church and former cathedral in Senlis, Oise, France.

It was formerly the seat of the Bishopric of Senlis, abolished under the Concordat of 1801, when its territory was passed to the Diocese of Beauvais.

The cathedral was built between 1153 and 1191; its 256-foot-tall (78 m) south tower dates from the 13th century. Its transepts were rebuilt between 1530 and 1556 after a fire, and the side portals and shallow east chapels date from about the same period.

The interior[edit]