Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dijon Cathedral

Originating as the church of the Abbey of St. Benignus, it became the seat of the Bishopric of Dijon during the French Revolution, and has been the seat of the succeeding Archbishopric of Dijon since the elevation of the former diocese in 2002. The present Gothic cathedral was built between 1280 and 1325, and was dedicated on 9 April 1393.

Typical of the area is the decorated tile roofing on the cathedral:

Hey, what's a cathedral without gargoyles?

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