Cathédrale Saint-Corentin

Architecture & Buildings

Europe, France, Finistère

Quimper Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Corentin de Quimper) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and national monument of Brittany (France), located in the town of Quimper. It is the seat of the Bishops of Quimper (now Bishops of Quimper-Leon), to the first of whom, Saint Corentin, it is dedicated. The cathedral is notable in that unlike other Gothic cathedrals it slightly bends in the middle to match the contours of its location, and avoid an area that was swampy at the time of the construction.