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Cathédrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais

Cathédrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais Review

Rodin famously declared that "there are no hours in this cathedral, but rather eternity." The Gothic interior, with its pure lines and restrained ornamentation, creates a more harmonious impression than the asymmetrical, one-tower facade. The most remarkable feature, however, is the rounded two-story transept, an element more frequently found in the German Rhineland than in France. Rubens's Adoration of the Shepherds hangs on the other side of the transept.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. Fernand-Marquigny, Soissons, 02200
  • Cost: Tours €5
  • Hours: Cathedral daily 9:30–noon and 2:30–5:30; tours mid-June–mid-Sept., daily at 2:30
  • Location: Soissons
Updated: 04-07-2014

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