CATHEDRALE SAINT PIERRE
A Romanesque Cathedral.
Angouleme has the distinction of having a Romanesque Cathedral, not a Gothic one like many other cities in France. The carved facade is the masterpiece of the Cathedral. Several themes are represented: Evangelization, the Ascension of Christ and the Doomsday. To the right of the portal, you will see a hunting scene and a carved frieze depicting a cavalry battle inspired by the Song of Roland. Paul Abadie's son who was also an architect undertook an extensive campaign of restoration in the 19th century. Since 2000, the works of smartening up and restoration has been continuing.
The Treasury of the Cathedral: The visits of the Treasury are available, with some dates for the visits in English. It is possible to book online on our website: www.angouleme-tourisme.com (the French version). On the homepage, you will clic on "Réservations en ligne".
Guided Tours in English:
Thursday July 12 and 19 at 10.30am
Thursday August 2, 9 and 16 at 10.30am
Thursday September 13 and Friday September 14 at 2.30pm.
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Latitude : 45.6492
Longitude : 0.150909