Noyon Cathedral

early Gothic (c. 1155-1205)


Located about 60 miles north of Paris, the town of Noyon began as a Roman camp and remained important as a trading center. When a fire destroyed an earlier church, officials decided in about the middle of the 12th century to construct a new cathedral, the building of which extended over many decades. The facade has heavy vertical wall buttresses countered by the horizontal arcades and arches.

The front facade and porch

 

The nave wall and the apse-shaped transept

 

The apse-shaped transept (left) and views of the apse

 

The nave wall

 
The cloister
 

Details of the cloister and a window (where?) detail




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