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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