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Sées is a town and commune of north-western
France, in the department of Orne, on the Orne River3 miles from its source and 13 miles north by northeast of Alençonby railway. In 1999, its population was 4,501.
The traditional spelling of the town's name, which derives from the
Latin" Civita Sagiensis", capital city of the Celtic tribe "Sagii", was Séez, and this spelling has been retained by the Church; the Diocese of Séezis headed by the Bishop of Séez. However, the spelling Sées was adopted for the town by the civil authorities following Napoléon's successful of 1796– 1797, one result of which was to bring another ( Savoyan) Séezinto France.
bishopof Sées was St Lain, who lived about the 4th century. In the 9th century, Sees was a fortified town and fell a prey to the Normans. At that period Sées consisted of two distinct parts, separated by the Ornethe bishop's borough, and to the south, the new or counts borough (Bourg le Comte). From 1356the counts of Alençon were its possessors. It was captured and recaptured in the wars between Henry II of Englandand his sons. In the Hundred Years' Warit was one of the first towns of Normandyto fall into the hands of the English ( 1418). Pillaged by the Protestants during the Wars of Religion, Sées attached itself to the Catholic League in 1589, but voluntarily surrendered to Henry IV of Francein 1590.
The town is an episcopal see and has a Gothic
cathedralremarkable for the boldness of its architecture. The churchdates from the 13th and 14th centuryand occupies the site of three earlier churches. The west front, which is disfigured by the buttresses projecting beyond it, has two stately spires of open work 230 ft. high. The navewas built towards the end of the 13th century. The choir, built soon afterwards, is remarkable for the lightness of its construction. In the choir are four bas-reliefs of great beauty representing scenes in the life of the Virgin Mary; and the altaris adorned with another depicting the removal of the relics of St. Gervais and St. Protais. The church has constantly been the object of restoration and reconstruction.
Other noteworthy buildings are the episcopal
palace( 1778), with a pretty chapel; the higher seminary, located in the old abbeyof St. Martin, supposed to be one of the fourteen or fifteen monasteriesfounded in the 6th centuryby St. Evroult; and the sumptuous modern channel of the Immaculate Conception, a resortof pilgrims.
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