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The chapter house and the little-known treasures of Saint Vincent's Cathedral

Guided tour in Chalon-sur-Saône
Free
  • The cathedral of Chalon sur Saône was built in several successive phases, starting in 1080. During the first gothic building site, around 1220, the chapter house was built, i.e. the room used by the canons for both religious (daily reading of a chapter of the Bible, hence the name sometimes given to the chapter house) and secular purposes (e.g. to continue the work on the cathedral). Originally, this room was twice as high as it is today. The canons had it cut in half to accommodate their...
    The cathedral of Chalon sur Saône was built in several successive phases, starting in 1080. During the first gothic building site, around 1220, the chapter house was built, i.e. the room used by the canons for both religious (daily reading of a chapter of the Bible, hence the name sometimes given to the chapter house) and secular purposes (e.g. to continue the work on the cathedral). Originally, this room was twice as high as it is today. The canons had it cut in half to accommodate their archives in the upper part.

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  • On December 21, 2022