St. Peter’s Cathedral, Poiters France

 

Hotel Mercure Poiters

My wife and I went on an afternoon outing walking from our hotel to see the Cathedral in Poitiers. Twas a gray day cloudy off and on. The Cathedral occupies a generous space at the end of a long downhill avenue.

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Built in the transitional period from Romanesque to Gothic its one of the older Cathedrals and has lots of both styles.

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The cathedral’s interior glows purple thanks to the beautiful stained glass windows. It soars up to 89 feet tall, surprisingly short for a typical cathedral.

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Jesse Tree Stained Glass Window, intended to show the descent from King David to Jesus
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Mural of the coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven
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Detailed portal with a striking entry door

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