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The Cathedral of St-Pierre-et-St. Paul was started in 1208 but was built on soggy ground which caused difficulties in building. Thus it progressed slowly with many reconstructions and modifications into the 17C. After the Revolution essentially all of the outside sculpture was destroyed but some stone decoration and gargoyles remain above the west end gables. It was partly built and used by 1314 with part of the nave done but it was only consecrated in 1429 with Charles VII in attendance. There is only a Northwest Tower of Renaissance type; the Southwest end is only 29 m high.
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