Rouen Cathedral

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Rouen Cathedral
Cathedral of Notre Dame
French: Cathédrale primatiale Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Rouen
Rouen Cathedral as seen from Gros Horloge 140215 4.jpg
Location3 rue Saint-Romain
76000 Rouen, Normandy
France
DenominationCatholic Church
Websiterouen.catholique.fr
www.cathedrale-rouen.net
History
StatusCathedral
DedicationOur Lady of Rouen
Consecrated1 October 1063 in the presence of William the Conqueror[1]
Relics heldSaint Romain
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationClassée Monument Historique
Designated1862[2]
Architectural typechurch
StyleGothic
Groundbreaking1030[3]
Completed1880
Specifications
Number of towers2
Number of spires2
Bells70 by Paccard (64 in the Saint-Romain Tower and 6 in the Butter Tower).[4] It is the heaviest peal of bells in France (the overall weight of the cathedral's 64-bell carillon reckons at 36 tons).[5]
Administration
ArchdioceseRouen
Clergy
ArchbishopDominique Lebrun
Pastor(s)Fr. Christophe Potel
Laity
Organist(s)Lionel Coulon
Building details
Record height
Tallest in the world from 1876 to 1880[I]
Preceded bySankt-Nikolai-Kirche
Surpassed byCologne Cathedral
General information
Coordinates49°26′25″N 1°05′42″E / 49.4402°N 1.0950°E / 49.4402; 1.0950Coordinates: 49°26′25″N 1°05′42″E / 49.4402°N 1.0950°E / 49.4402; 1.0950
Height
Antenna spire151 m (495 ft)
References
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Rouen Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) is a Gothic cathedral in Rouen, in Normandy, northwestern France.

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  1. http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/rouen-cathedral. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. http://www.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/dapamer_fr. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/rouen-cathedral. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. http://www.paccard.com/fonderie/fr/actus.php?eid=267. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. http://www.paris-normandie.fr/detail_communes/articles/5374600/restaurees-a-annecy-les-cloches-de-la-cathedrale-seront-de-retour-a-rouen-apres-paques#.Vw-xMch4XCR. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. Rouen Cathedral at Emporis

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