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There is not a lot of decoration here, just huge arches and domes and a forest of chairs.The west end pipe organ looked impressive in the massive space, would have been great to play! There is a series of chapels around the edges of the...More
Am imposing building from the outside, this cathedral is worth seeing for its huge artworks and stained glass windows which are rich in colour. It is not as ornate as Roman Catholic cathedrals but impressive nonetheless.
There are definitely more impressive cathedrals in France, but if you're in La Rochelle, you can definitely pop in for a quick visit. Nice and peaceful. Close to lots of other sites in the older section of La Rochelle, so it's not really out of...More
As Cathedrals go its average. The building is not ornate at all but big and bold.
The stained glass windows are really excellent. The paintings as in most cathedrals are really the life blood of the cathedral.
The one outstanding feature was the ceiling murals...More
Outside the Cathedral is not particularly beautiful, but inside are some wonderful stained glass windows which alone make a visit worthwhile. There is some nice architecture but overall the church is not as ornate as some others.
Great stained glass windows, many of these are very high up, 20 meters or so, but there are some stunning ones at ground level - I have posted a few photos which I hope do justice to the grandeur of the Cathedral.