What’s On In Coutances Cathedral

The guided tours of the upper galleries of Coutances Cathedral will start again on Sunday 8th July after a month’s absence. The tours will run until August 27th.   Tours can be taken  every Monday at 1.30 pm in English. French tours are available every day at 11am and 3pm. The tours last around an […]

Stained glass windows

Day 20 of my Normandy Advent Calendar in which I share some of my favourite things about Normandy. The stained glass windows to be found in churches, abbeys and cathedrals in the region often tell a story. This window is in Coutances cathedral. Posted by Chris at www.normandygiteholidays.com#normandyadventcalendar #stainedglasswindow #coutancescathedral   Check this out on […]

Normandy Advent Calendar

Throughout December I’ll be sharing some of my favourite things with you about Normandy. The first ‘window’ of my Normandy advent calendar is Coutances cathedral. I took this picture from the Eastern facade on a beautifully sunny November day. What you see today is a magnificent expression of Norman Gothic art which dates from the […]

Visit to Coutances Cathedral – part 1

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France I can highly recommend a guided tour of the upper parts of Coutances Cathedral in Normandy. The picture shows the stained glass windows high up in the roof space which you pass as you walk along the walkway you can see at the bottom of the picture. […]

Coutances cathedral visit – part 2

Coutances Cathedral was consecrated in 1056 at a ceremony attended by William Duke of Normandy (William the conqueror). The building was commissioned by Bishop Geoffroy de Montbray and was built in the Norman style. The bishop accompanied William to England in 1066 and returned with gifts for the cathedral. In 1247 the present cathedral was […]

Coutances Cathedral in Normandy

Coutances Cathedral in Normandy is French Gothic in style using long, straight, vertical lines. It was completed in 1274. The stained glass windows are incredibly vibrant in colour and detailed. Visits are free and definitely worth exploring. Post and photo by Chris of Gavray Gites #normandy #normandie #coutances #coutancescathedral #gavray #stainedglasswindows #frenchgothic #frenchgothicarchitecture   Check […]