A must for travelers to visit, la Cathedrale Notre Dame de Amiens, France

la Cathedrale Notre Dame de Amiens is a Roman Catholic cathedral and seat of the Bishop of Amiens.

It is the 19th largest church in the world

la Cathedrale Notre Dame de Amiens
la Cathedrale Notre Dame de Amiens

Medieval cathedral builders were trying to maximize the internal dimensions in order to reach for the heavens and bring in more light. In that regard, the Amiens cathedral is the tallest complete cathedral in France, its stone-vaulted nave reaching an internal height of 42.30 metres

It also has the greatest interior volume of any French cathedral, estimated at 200,000 cubic metres.

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The cathedral was built between 1220 and c.1270 and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.  Although it has lost most of its original stained glass, Amiens Cathedral is renowned for the quality and quantity of early 13th-century Gothic sculpture in the main west façade and the south transept portal, and a large quantity of polychrome sculpture from later periods inside the building.

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