Gothic architecture in Normandy

The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Coutances is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Normandy. The imposing building dominates the Coutances skyline with its grandeur. Close up, you get to see the intricate detail both inside and on the exterior. Gargoyles, rabbits, archers and dragons are just some of the elements to be found. […]

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 […]