Cathédrale Saint-Étienne et son cloître

CAHORS , Lot – Cultural heritage


The construction of Saint-Etienne’s Cathedral and the early episcopal complex is traditionally attributed to Bishop Didier in the 7th century. The Roman cathedral had its two main altars consecrated in 1119 by Pope Calixtus II. Its nave is covered by the 2 largest domes of the South West. The tympanum of the north portal dates from the 12th century. The cloister, a true masterpiece of flamboyant gothic art, was built between 1493 and 1553. Around the cloister, various buildings belonging to the chapter are organized. The Saint Gausbert Chapel, decorated with paintings executed at the end of the 15th century, has housed the cathedral’s treasure since 1972.The cloister, a real masterpiece of the “Flamboyant” Gothic style, was constructed between 1493 and 1553, with a notable contribution from a group of sculptors who had previously worked in Carennac and Cadouin (Dordogne). Various buildings under the authority of the cathedral Chapter of Canons were set around the cloister. The chapel of St. Gausbert, decorated with paintings dating from the very late 15th century, has been the Cathedral Treasury since 1972.

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  • From dimanche 1 janvier 2023 to dimanche 31 décembre 2023



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Environ 10 min (888 m).

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Cathédrale Saint-Étienne et son cloître
Place Chapou 46000 CAHORS

Route & access

05 65 53 20 65

05 65 20 87 88



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