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Rouen Cathedral
Cathedral of Notre Dame
French: Cathédrale primatiale Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Rouen
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Location 3 rue Saint-Romain
76000 Rouen, Normandy
France
Denomination Catholic Church
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History
Status Cathedral
Dedication Our Lady of Rouen
Consecrated 1 October 1063 in the presence of William the Conqueror
Relics held Saint Romain
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Classée Monument Historique
Designated 1862
Architectural type church
Style Gothic
Groundbreaking 1030
Completed 1880
Specifications
Number of towers 2
Number of spires 2
Bells 70 by Paccard (64 in the Saint-Romain Tower and 6 in the Butter Tower). It is the heaviest peal of bells in France (the overall weight of the cathedral's 64-bell carillon reckons at 36 tons).
Administration
Archdiocese Rouen
Clergy
Archbishop Dominique Lebrun
Pastor(s) Fr. Christophe Potel
Laity
Organist(s) Lionel Coulon
Building details
Record height
Tallest in the world from 1876 to 1880
Preceded by Sankt-Nikolai-Kirche
Surpassed by Cologne Cathedral
General information
Coordinates 49°26′25″N 1°05′42″E / 49.4402°N 1.0950°E / 49.4402; 1.0950
Height
Antenna spire 151 m (495 ft)

Rouen Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) is a Gothic cathedral in Rouen, in Normandy, northwestern France.

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