PARCOURS BALUDIK – A LA DÉCOUVERTE DE LA CATHÉDRALE NOTRE-DAME-DE-L’ASSOMPTION

Duration (average): 0h30
Start: LUCON
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Description

The Notre-Dame de la Plaine Parish welcome service is offering you a fun tour of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Cathedral!

Take the time to explore the cathedral in a different way, discovering hidden treasures and admiring the heritage of this historic landmark and its cloister, both listed historic monuments.

Although it has been the seat of the diocese since 1317, Luçon cathedral has a much longer history, dating back to around 675. Restored following the ravages of the Hundred Years' War and the Wars of Religion, Luçon cathedral boasts an astonishing classical façade designed by Poitevin architect François Leduc at the dawn of the 18th century.

The Gothic spire, also by the same architect, was rebuilt in the 19th century and reaches a height of 85m. The cathedral was extensively altered in the 14th and 15th centuries, with only the left transept remaining from the Romanesque period. Although the rib vaults in the cloister's three galleries are in the flamboyant Gothic style, the keystones in the west gallery are decorated in the Renaissance style.

This walk is open to all, every day of the year. However, please take care not to disturb any services or ceremonies during your visit.

Meet at the Place Leclerc car park, opposite the cathedral.

Let's get started!