- Rouen Cathedral
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Rouen Cathedral ( _fr. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) is a Gothic
cathedralin Rouen, in northwestern France. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Rouen.
Rouen Cathedral contains a tomb of Richard the Lionheart which contains his heart. His bowels were buried within the church of the Chateau of Châlus-Chabrol in the Limousin. It was from the walls of the Chateau of Châlus-Chabrol that the crossbow bolt was fired, which led to his death once the wound became septic. His corporal remains were buried next to his father at
Fontevraud Abbeynear Chinonand Saumur, France. Richard's effigy is on top of the tomb, and his name is inscribed in Latin on the side.
The Cathedral also contains the tomb of
Rollo, the founder and first ruler of the Viking principality in what soon became known as Normandy.
The "Butter Tower" was erected in the early 16th century. Archbishop
Georges d'Amboisehad authorised the burning of butterinstead of oil, which was scarce, in lamps during Lent, collecting monies of "six deniers Tournois" from each diocesan for this permission. [cite book |title=The Pantropheon or a History of Food and its Preparation in Ancient Times |last=Soyer |first=Alexis|year=1977|origyear=1853|publisher=Paddington Press |location=Wisbech, Cambs. |isbn=0-448-22976-5|pages=p. 172]
Rouen Cathedral was the tallest building in the world (151 m) from 1876 to 1880.
The cathedral was bombed in 1944, taking several direct hits that narrowly missed destroying key pillars.
Claude Monet, 1894]
*The Rouen Cathedral was the subject for a series of paintings by the Impressionist painter
Claude Monet, who painted the same scene at different times of the day. Two paintings are in the National Gallery of Artin Washington, D.C.; one is in the Getty Centerin Los Angeles, CA; one is in the National Museum of Serbiain Belgrade. The estimated value of one painting is over $40 million.
Gustave Flaubertwas inspired by the stained glass windows of St. Julian and of Salome, basing two of his "Three Tales" on them.
Joris-Karl Huysmanswrote " La Cathédrale" about the Cathedral, a novel based on an intensive examination of the building.
Church of St. Ouen, Rouen.
List of tallest churches
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