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Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens

Place de la République, 89100 Sens, France


About Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens

Cathedral of Saint-Etienne de Sens is the Catholic cathedral of the archdiocese of Sens. Saint Stephen is considered the first martyr: his cult is associated in Sens with that of Saint John the Baptist and the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is one of the first churches of Gothic architecture in Christendom with the Saint-Denis basilica.  The cathedral is at the heart of a complex which also includes the former synodal palace and the former archiepiscopal palace.

Attractions near Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens

Château de Fontainebleau49.02km from Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens

The Chateau de Fontainebleau is a royal castle of mainly Renaissance and classical styles, near the city center of Fontainebleau, about sixty kilometers south-east of Paris, France. The first traces of a castle in Fontainebleau date back to the xii th century. The latest work is done in the xix th century. Francis I and Napoleon were the monarchs who had the most influence on the Palace as it stands today. It became a national museum in 1927 and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 198

Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre49.14km from Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens

This monastic complex, located outside the fortifications, was founded by Queen Clotilde in the 5th century.  This monument is witness to sixteen centuries of the history of Auxerre. Although composite, it offers an architectural ensemble of great interest.  The abbey church is Gothic in style.  In the late twentieth century, the abbey's residential and service buildings were remodeled as a museum, presenting prehistoric, Gallo-Roman, and medieval finds from Auxerre.

Briare Canal51.93km from Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens

The canal is one of the country’s oldest manmade waterways, built between 1602 and 1642. It connects the valleys of the Seine and the Loire. This canal is renowned as one of the favourite places for a barge cruise as well as being a highly impressive feat of engineering. It is also one of the main water sources of the area and also it is a good place to spend some leisure time in the banks of this canal.

Château de Vaux le Vicomte58.68km from Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens

The chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte , located on the territory of the French town of Maincy ( Seine-et-Marne ), 50 km southeast of Paris , near Melun is a castle of the xvii th century (1658- 1661), built for the superintendent of finances of Louis XIV , Nicolas Fouquet . It now belongs to a younger branch of the Marquis de Vogüé. The Castle, a masterpiece of classical architecture is now the largest privately owned historical monument.

Château de la Bussiere63.99km from Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens

The castle of La Bussière is a French castle located in the commune of La Bussière and the department of Loiret in the Center-Val de Loire region.  Its main buildings were constructed between the end of the xvi th and beginning of the xvii th century under the Tillet. It has been open to the public since 1962 and houses an important collection of objects on freshwater fishing.

Castle of Saint-Fargeau64.16km from Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens

The Castle of Saint-Fargeau is a monument in the municipality of Saint-Fargeau. It is an attraction for holidaymakers staying in the region.The château was originally a hunting residence in 10th century.   The château was designated as a monument historique in 1945 and has been open to the public since.

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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.