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Cathédrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais

Cathédrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais Review

The Gothic Cathédrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais was appreciated by Rodin, who famously declared that "there are no hours in this cathedral, but rather eternity." The 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
  • Hours: Daily 9:30–noon and 2:30–5:30
  • Location: Soissons
Updated: 02-18-2013

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