5 Cathedrals to Visit in France

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Albi

Albi Cathedral boasts the accolade of being the largest brick building in the world. This may be down to the fact that it was originally built as a fortress after the Albigensian Crusade. If you choose to visit the cathedral when camping in France, then chances are that you’ve come to visit the famous mural of ‘The Last Judgement’. This mural covers both sides of the rounded west wall of the nave and was painted during 1474 to 1484 by unknown Franco Flemish artists. Despite the fact that the artists remain unknown, it is still considered to be one of the most important works of the last century. The other murals in the church are equally fascinating and contain some haunting depictions of hell and the seven deadly sins.

Angers

On a French camping holiday in the Loire Valley, you should take some time to visit the unique tapestries located in Angers Cathedral. This cathedral is a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and was built in the 12th and 13th centuries. The famous tapestries were designed by Jean Bondol, based on an illuminated manuscript. Eleven of these manuscripts still hang on the cathedral walls, whilst hundreds of tapestries are stocked elsewhere in the cathedral.

 

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