Cathedral

Highly recommended
Begun in 1056 and amazingly unscathed during the bombings, the cathedral and its tall slender spires is Normandy's most well-known Gothic masterpiece. The remarkable octagonal turreted lantern tower, noted for its slender ribbing, stands at a height of 41m/135ft at the transept crossing. A guided tour will take you to the upper levels to discover the Romanesque parts of the edifice and offer you the chance to enjoy the superb panorama of the coast.

Useful information

Address:

Place Georges-Leclerc, 50200 Coutances

Phone:

+33 2 33 19 08 10

Opening hours

free admittance. Audioguided tour (€3 at the visitor centre), guided tour of upper sections of the cathedral, tours for children in summer

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