Cathédrale Pol Aurélien


Paul Aurélien Cathedral, a minor basilica called ‘Annunciation’, was built on the vestiges of a roman cathedral from the 12th century.

It reflects the Gothic style and possesses a remarkable nave from the 13th century which is made of limestone from Caen. It also has an ensemble which is almost unique in Brittany, and a choir made of granite dating to the 15th century.
The 50-metre spires are from the end of the 14th century. During the 16th century, side chapels gave it its definitive stature. The cathedral is 80m long in total, 16m high under the vaults and 44m wide with the transepts.
In the north tower, there are three bells which date more than three centuries ago, including the oldest bourden bell in Brittany, which weights more than 2 tonnes, and was cast in 1563.
Paul Aurélien was originally from Wales, he is the patron of the church which still holds his relics and he is considered to have been the first bishop of the Léon. More than 60 bishops were to succeed him in this cathedral, until the French Revolution.


Place de Guébriant
29250 Saint-Pol-de-Léon

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