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
Location 3 rue Saint-Romain
76000 Rouen, Normandy
France
Denomination Catholic Church
Website rouen.catholique.fr
www.cathedrale-rouen.net
History
Dedication Our Lady of Rouen
Consecrated 1 October 1063 in the presence of William the Conqueror[1]
Relics held Saint Romain
Architecture
Status Cathedral
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Classée Monument Historique
Designated 1862[2]
Architectural type church
Style Gothic
Groundbreaking 1030[3]
Completed 1880
Specifications
Number of towers 2
Number of spires 2
Bells 70 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
Archdiocese Rouen
Clergy
Archbishop Dominique 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 by Sankt-Nikolai-Kirche
Surpassed by Cologne Cathedral
General information
Coordinates 49°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 spire 151 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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