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74 Churches to explore in France

France

France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.

Blois Cathedral
Blois Cathedral7B Place Saint-Louis, 41000 Blois, France

One of the majestic cathedral in Blois which was dedicated to Saint Louis. The 'Cathédrale can be seen from almost anywhere in and around the fine city of Blois due to its hilltop location. It was a fine example of the gothic style architecture and is also faces so many wars and natural calamities. has been a monument Historique since 1906.

Bordeaux Cathedral
Bordeaux CathedralPlace Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux, France

An elegant imposing gothic cathedral which was located in the heart of the capital of Aquitaine. One of the largest religious buildings in Bordeaux which was listed in the UNESCO world heritage site since 1998. King Louis VII and King Louis XIII both got married in this church. Its architecture is also one of the important things which attract peoples here.

Bourges Cathedral
Bourges CathedralPlace Etienne Dolet, 18000 Bourges, France

The Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges, built between the late 12th and late 13th centuries, is one of the great masterpieces of Gothic art and is alsoa good example of the unity of design. It was dedicated to Saint Stephen and It is the seat of the Archbishop of Bourges. One of the majestic and beautiful buolding in this area and its architecture is truly wondrful.

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception at Boulogne-sur-Mer

A majestic Basilica which was located in the Boulogne-sur-Mer in the Pas-de-Calais département of northern France. it was one of the prominent landmarks of this area and this basilica also presents one of the largest crypts in France, built during the construction of the building around the old Romanesque crypt rediscovered during the construction site. There are so many sculptures, statues, paintings and so more to see in this church and this basilica is today a Mecca of tourism in Boulogne.

Cathedral of Saint Julian of Le Mans
Cathedral of Saint Julian of Le Mans2 Place Saint Michel, 72000 Le Mans, France

Le Mans Cathedral is known for its architecture and its rich collection of stained glass and the striking bifurcating flying buttresses. Its construction was completed in the 14th century. The cathedral is dedicated to the first bishop of the town, Saint Julian of Le Mans, who founded Christianity around the beginning of the 4th century in the city.

Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur
Cathedral of Saint-SauveurCayenne 97300, French Guiana

A majestic Roman catholic cathedral and also a national monument of France which stands in the municipality of Cayenne. It was once surrounded by magnificent palm trees, which were to give it a certain allure. It was restored in the 1990s and then declared a historical monument. One of the main pilgrimage centers in this area and also a tourist attraction too.

Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes
Cathedral Saint-Pierre de RennesRue de la Monnaie, 35000 Rennes, France

A majestic building which was a unique example of a Roman basilica in Brittany. It towers over the heart of the historic center and can be seen from a distance with its two towers, each almost 50 meters tall. The cathedral, which was classified as a Monument Historique in 1906, has stood for centuries and seen many changes in style, both in its external architecture and its interior decoration. It was one of the famous cathedrals in this area and it also attracts a lot of tourists with its majes

Cathédrale La Major
Cathédrale La MajorPlace de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France

Marseille Cathedral is a national monument of France located in Marseille. It has been a basilica minor since 1896 and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Marseille. Marseille Cathedral is truly one of the best architectural wonders in the region.

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Cathédrale Notre Dame de StrasbourgPlace de la Cathédrale, 67000 Strasbourg, France

The cathedral of Strasbourg Notre Dame is a cathedral gothic Catholic located in Strasbourg, region, East Grand, in the French department of the Bas-Rhin in Alsace. It was founded in 1015 on the remains of a previous cathedral and will be built from 1220 by the free city of Strasbourg, a rich merchant, and financial republic, in the Gothic style. It is currently the second-highest cathedral in France, after Rouen Cathedral. A majestic cathedral that is renowned for its history and also architec

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, commonly known as Our Lady, is one of the most emblematic monuments of Paris and France. It is located on the Ile de la Cité and is a place of Catholic worship, seat of the Archdiocese of Paris, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The cathedral inspires many artistic works and also so many things to discover in and around this basilica. It is the most visited monument in Europe and one of the most visited in the world until 2019.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de ReimsPlace du Cardinal Luçon, 51100 Reims, France

A majestic cathedral that was located in the French city of the same name. Reims Cathedral is recognized worldwide as one of the defining models of Gothic art. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, this 13th-century cathedral presents features that make it unique, notably through its unity of style, its luminosity, and its statuary. One of the main pilgrim sites in this area and also a tourist attraction too.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de RouenPlace de la Cathédrale, 76000 Rouen, France

Notre-Dame de Rouen cathedral is a monument where you can read all the evolution of Gothic art. The construction of the building was undertaken in the middle of the 12th century, on the site of the Romanesque cathedral whose crypt has been preserved. The facade thus represents a precious testimony of the evolution of Gothic art from the middle of the 12th century to the beginning of the 16th century.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'AssomptionPlace de la Victoire, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France

Notre-Dame de l'Assomption is a Gothic cathedral located in Clermont-Ferrand. It was built in 1248 in the center of the city of Clermont, the historic capital of Auvergne. It replaced a Romanesque cathedral located in the same place which itself had been preceded by two other Christian shrines. The cathedral is built at the top of the central hillock which forms the old center of Clermont-Ferrand.

Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne de Dijon
Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne de DijonPl. Saint Bénigne, 21000 Dijon, France

Dijon Cathedral, or at greater length the Cathedral of Saint Benignus of Dijon, is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Dijon, Burgundy, France, and dedicated to Saint Benignus of Dijon. The Gothic cathedral building, constructed between 1280 and 1325, and dedicated on 9 April 1393, is a listed national monument. it became the seat of the Diocese of Dijon during the French Revolution, replacing the previous cathedral when it was secularised.

Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens
Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de SensPlace de la République, 89100 Sens, France

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.

Cathédrale Saint-Gatien
Cathédrale Saint-GatienPlace de la Cathédrale, 37000 Tours, France

The Saint-Gatien Cathedral of Tours is a Roman Catholic cathedral, located in Tours in the Vieux-Tours, in Indre-et-Loire. Dedicated to Saint Gatien, the first bishop of Tours, it is the seat of the archdiocese of Tours and the metropolitan cathedral of the ecclesiastical province of Tours. It was classified as a historical monument by the list of 1862.

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-BaptistePlace Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon, France

Lyon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located on Place Saint-Jean in Lyon, France. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and is the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon. The cathedral was founded by Saint Pothinus and Saint Irenaeus, the first two bishops of Lyon. Each December, Lyon holds an annual Festival of Lights.

Cathédrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers
Cathédrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers4 Rue Saint-Christophe, 49100 Angers, France

Angers Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church that was classified as a national monument of France in 1862 for its fusion of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles.

Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'OrléansPlace Sainte-Croix, 45000 Orléans, France

The Sainte-Croix d'Orléans cathedral is a Gothic-style cathedral built from the 13th to the 19th century. This majestic Gothic structure is listed as a historical monument in 1862. The cathedral is probably most famous for its association with Joan of Arc. One of the main pilgrimage site in this area which is historically important too.

Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne15 Rue des Prébendes, 64100 Bayonne, France

The Sainte - Marie d'Baïonne cathedral is a cathedral which is located in Baïonne in France. This roman cathedral was built in Gothic style. It is the episcopal seat of the diocese of Bayonne. The Roman Catholic church serves as the seat of the bishop of the township and neighboring towns. Though originally of Romanesque design, two fires led to its total reconstruction in the 13th century.

Map of Churches to explore in France