Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Laon

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon is one of the most important examples of Northern France Gothic architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries. The building is in a cruciform shape and the choir terminates in a straight wall instead of in an apse. The cathedral has stained glass dating back to the 13th century and a chancel screen from the 18th century. Although the cathedral suffered some damage during the French Revolution and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, it escaped both World Wars unharmed. Take a look at our Laon route planner to schedule your visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very beautiful building in the heart of this beautiful grandiose city We highly recommend this visit ...
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  • Following a stop on the road, we found this little medieval life including this beautiful cathedral. The view from the height of the cathedral is amazing.
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  • A fantastic beacon of beauty, rising above the surrounding land on a grand plateau making for an amazingly memorable landmark. The inside of the building is at least as great as the outside, with massive halls and a great collection of religious artworks. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys sight-seeing in churches and the like.
  • Cathedral commands the heights above the flat farmland. Bring binoculars; the exterior carvings are astounding. The oxen who dragged the stones up the hill get their tribute on the spires. Look for them; they appear to be curious about who's visiting. Park near the cathedral! I parked at a lot near the train station and took a bus to the top. Big mistake - wasted time trying to figure out the bus service, etc.
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