The Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of Notre Dame is the successor church of the 6th century church, dedicated to Saint Thyrsus and later named Saint-Maire. The Carolingian building was replaced around 1000 by a Romanesque church. But only a few decades later they started again with a new building.
There are three stages of construction:
from about 1170 the ambulatory was built in the east
From around 1190 on, under the so-called Master of Lausanne, the choir was built, with a lantern tower, a transept and a large part of the nave
Around 1215, the architect Jean Cotereel began to finish the nave and to build the western end of the church
Between 1225 and 1235, the Portail peint, remarkable for its figureheads and polychromy, was added to the southern outer wall of the nave. Finally, in 1275, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame was consecrated in the presence of Pope Gregory X and King Rudolph of Habsburg.
March 8, 2019
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