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Sées Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Sées) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and national monument of France, in Sées (formerly also Séez) in Normandy.
It is the seat of the Bishop of Sées.
The Gothic cathedral dates from the 13th and 14th century and occupies the site of three earlier churches. The west front, which is disfigured by the buttresses projecting beyond it, has two stately spires of open work 230 ft. high. The nave was built towards the end of the 13th century. The choir, built soon afterwards, is remarkable for the lightness of its construction. In the choir are four bas-reliefs of great beauty representing scenes in the life of the Virgin Mary; and the altar is adorned with another depicting the removal of the relics of Saints Gervais and Protais. The church has constantly been the object of restoration and reconstruction. It has an organ by Claude Parisot.Sources
- Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Sées at Structurae
- Cathédrales-de-France: Sées
- Catholic Encyclopedia: Séez
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Coordinates: 48°36′19″N 0°10′23″E / 48.60528°N 0.17306°E / 48.60528; 0.17306