Champagne Country Sights

Cathédrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais

  • Pl. Fernand-Marquigny
  • Soissons
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's 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 four-story southern 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Pl. Fernand-Marquigny, Soissons, 02200, France

Sight Details:

  • Tours €5
  • Cathedral daily 9:30–noon and 2:30–5:30. Tours mid-June–mid-Sept., daily at 2:30

Published 06/25/2015

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