(active 1149-1153 in Angers)

Exterior view

Cathedral of Saint-Maurice, Angers (Maine-et-Loire)

The Gothic cathedral of Angers was renovated under Bishop Normand de Doué (1149-1153). It is an aisleless basilica composed of nearly-square bays arranged around a central crossing. The nave is three bays long and the choir and each transept arm is one. The chevet is made up of another such bay and is terminated in an apse with 7 windows. In the renovation the old and the new parts were boldly juxtaposed.

An unusual western frontispiece formed of a massive wall placed against the west end of the old nave forming the base for two tall towers.

The photo shows the west front of the cathedral.

View the ground plan of the Cathedral, Angers.

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