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List of cathedrals in France

This is a list of cathedrals in France and in the French overseas departments, territories and collectivities, including both actual and former diocesan cathedrals (seats of bishops). Almost all cathedrals in France are Roman Catholic, but any non-Roman Catholic cathedrals are listed here as well.

The list is intended to be complete as far as current cathedrals and co-cathedrals are concerned. It is not yet an exhaustive list of former cathedrals, although it includes most of them.

A number of large churches in France are known as "cathedral" as a mark of distinction or historical importance but have never been the seats of bishops. These are not included here.

Contents

Roman Catholic cathedralsEdit

Cathedral Archdiocese
or Diocese
Location Dedication Notes Image
Agde Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Agde
Montpellier Agde Saint Stephen former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Agen Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Caprais d'Agen
Agen Agen Saint Caprasius cathedral; World Heritage Site
Aire Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste d'Aire
Aire et Dax Aire-sur-l'Adour Saint John the Baptist cathedral
Aix Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur d'Aix
Aix Aix-en-Provence Holy Saviour cathedral, minor basilica
Ajaccio Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption d'Ajaccio
Ajaccio Ajaccio Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Albi Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d'Albi
Albi Albi Saint Cecilia cathedral, minor basilica
Alès Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste d'Alès
Nîmes Alès Saint John the Baptist former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Alet Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Alet
Carcassonne et Narbonne Alet-les-Bains Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral ruins (ruined in 1577 and finally demolished in 1776; bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Aleth Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre d'Aleth
Rennes Saint-Servan Saint Peter former cathedral ruins (replaced by Saint-Malo Cathedral in 1146 and destroyed in 1255)
Amiens Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Amiens Amiens Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral, minor basilica; World Heritage Site
Angers Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers
Angers Angers Saint Maurice cathedral
Angoulême Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre d'Angoulême
Angoulême Angoulême Saint Peter cathedral
Annecy Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre d'Annecy
Annecy Annecy Saint Peter cathedral
Antibes Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Platea d'Antibes
Nice Antibes Blessed Virgin Mary
Notre-Dame de la Platéa
former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Apt Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Anne d'Apt
Avignon Apt Saint Ann former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Arles Cathedral, now Church of St. Trophime, Arles
Cathédrale Saint-Trophime d'Arles
Aix Arles Saint Trophimus former cathedral (archbishopric suppressed in 1822); minor basilica
Arras Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Vaast d'Arras
Arras Arras Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Vedast cathedral, minor basilica
Auch Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Auch
Auch Auch Saint Mary cathedral, minor basilica; World Heritage Site
Autun Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Lazare d'Autun
Autun Autun Saint Lazarus of Aix cathedral (built in the 12th century), minor basilica
Old Autun Cathedral
Cathedrale Saint-Nazaire d'Autun
Autun Autun Saint Nazarius former cathedral, 5th-12th centuries
Auxerre Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre
Autun Auxerre Saint Stephen former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1821)
Avignon Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms d'Avignon
Avignon Avignon Blessed Virgin Mary
Notre-Dame-des-Doms
cathedral, minor basilica; World Heritage Site
Avranches Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-André d'Avranches
Coutances Avranches Saint Andrew former cathedral, almost no remains (destroyed during the French Revolution; bishopric suppressed in 1801)[1]
Bastia Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bastia
Ajaccio Bastia Saint Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Bayeux Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux
Bayeux Bayeux Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Bayonne Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
Bayonne Bayonne Saint Mary cathedral
Bazas Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Bazas
Bordeaux Bazas Saint John the Baptist former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801); World Heritage Site
Beauvais Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais
Beauvais Beauvais Saint Peter cathedral
Belfort Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Christophe de Belfort
Belfort-Montbéliard Belfort Saint Christopher cathedral
Belley Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Jean de Belley
Belley-Ars Belley Saint John the Baptist cathedral
Besançon Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Jean de Besançon
Besançon Besançon Saint John the Evangelist cathedral, minor basilica
Béziers Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Nazaire-et-Saint-Celse de Béziers
Montpellier Béziers Saints Nazarius and Celsus former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Blois Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Blois
Blois Blois Saint Louis cathedral
Bordeaux Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux
Bordeaux Bordeaux Saint Andrew cathedral; World Heritage Site
Boulogne Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Boulogne
Arras Boulogne-sur-Mer Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)[2]
Bourg-en-Bresse Cathedral
Concathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation de Bourg-en-Bresse
Belley-Ars Bourg-en-Bresse Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary co-cathedral
Bourges Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges
Bourges Bourges Saint Stephen cathedral; World Heritage Site
Cahors Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Cahors
Cahors Cahors Saint Stephen cathedral; World Heritage Site
Calvi Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Calvi
Ajaccio Calvi Saint John the Baptist former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Cambrai Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-et-St-Sépulcre
Cambrai Cambrai Our Lady of Grace and the Holy Sepulchre cathedral (from 1801), former abbey church, minor basilica
Old Cambrai Cathedral
Vieille Cathédrale de Cambrai
Cambrai Cambrai Our Lady of Grace and the Holy Sepulchre former cathedral, no remains (destroyed during French Revolution)
Carcassonne Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Michel de Carcassonne
Carcassonne et Narbonne Carcassonne Saint Michael cathedral
Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse, Carcassonne
Basilique Saint-Nazaire-et-Saint-Celse de Carcassonne
Carcassonne et Narbonne Carcassonne Saints Nazarius and Celsus former cathedral, minor basilica
Carpentras Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Siffrein de Carpentras
Avignon Carpentras Saint Siffredus former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Castres Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Benoît de Castres
Albi Castres Saint Benedict former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Cavaillon Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Véran de Cavaillon
Avignon Cavaillon Blessed Virgin Mary; Saint Veranus former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Cervione Cathedral
Pro-cathédrale Saint-Erasme de Cervione
Ajaccio Cervione Saint Erasmus former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Chalon Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Vincent de Chalon
Autun Chalon-sur-Saône Saint Vincent former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Châlons Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Châlons
Châlons Châlons-en-Champagne Saint Stephen cathedral
Chambéry Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-François-de-Sales de Chambéry
Chambéry-Saint-Jean-de Maurienne-Tarentaise Chambéry Saint Francis de Sales cathedral, minor basilica
Chartres Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres
Chartres Chartres Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral, minor basilica; World Heritage Site
Choisy Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Louis-et-Saint-Nicolas de Choisy
Créteil Choisy-le-Roi Saint Louis; Saint Nicholas former cathedral (1966–87), parish church
Cimiez Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Cimiez or Notre-Dame du Château
Nice Cimiez Saint Mary former cathedral ruins (formerly the cathedral of Nice. It was demoted in 1590 and demolished in 1706).
Clamecy Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Bethléem de Clamecy
Autun Clamecy Our Lady of Bethlehem former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801; restored in 1840, but not with this as its cathedral); parish church
Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Clermont-Ferrand
Clermont Clermont-Ferrand Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Condom Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Condom
Auch Condom Saint Peter former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1822)
Corbeil Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Spire de Corbeil
Évry-Corbeil-Essonnes Corbeil-Essonnes Saint Exuperius co-cathedral (cathedral 1966-95)
Coutances Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Coutances
Coutances Coutances Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Créteil Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Créteil
Créteil Créteil Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral (from 1987)
Dax Cathedral
Concathédrale Notre-Dame de Dax
Aire et Dax Dax Blessed Virgin Mary co-cathedral
Die Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Die) Valence Die Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Digne Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Jérôme de Digne
Digne Digne-les-Bains Saint Jerome cathedral
Dijon Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne de Dijon
Dijon Dijon Saint Benignus cathedral
Dol Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Samson de Dol
Rennes Dol-de-Bretagne Saint Samson former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Eauze Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Luperc d'Eauze
Auch Eauze Saint Luperculus former cathedral (bishopric suppressed, probably in the 9th century)
Elne Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Eulalie-et-Sainte-Julie d'Elne
Perpignan-Elne Elne Saints Eulalia and Julia former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1601/03)
Embrun Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Embrun
Digne Embrun Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (archbishopric suppressed in 1801)
Entrevaux Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption d'Entrevaux
Digne Entrevaux Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral of the Diocese of Glandèves (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Évreux Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Évreux
Évreux Évreux Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Evry Cathedral
Cathédrale de la Résurrection d'Évry
Évry-Corbeil-Essonnes Évry Resurrection cathedral (from 1995)
Forcalquier Cathedral
Concathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Bourguet de Forcalquier
Sisteron Forcalquier Blessed Virgin Mary
Notre-Dame-du-Bourguet
former co-cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Fréjus Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Léonce de Fréjus (or Cathédrale Saint-Aigulf de Fréjus)
Fréjus-Toulon Fréjus Saint Leontius (or Saint Aigulf) former cathedral
Gap Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Arnoux de Gap
Gap Gap Blessed Virgin Mary; Saint Arnoux cathedral
Glandèves Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède de Glandèves
Glandèves Glandèves Blessed Virgin Mary
Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède
former cathedral (bishopric transferred to Entrevaux in the 17th century, suppressed in 1801)
Grasse Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Puy de Grasse
Nice Grasse Blessed Virgin Mary
Notre-Dame du Puy
former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Grenoble Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Grenoble
Grenoble-Vienne Grenoble Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Langres Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès de Langres
Langres Langres Saint Mammes cathedral
Laon Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon
Soissons Laon Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
La Rochelle Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Louis de La Rochelle
La Rochelle La Rochelle Saint Louis cathedral  
Church of St. Barthélémy, La Rochelle
Église / Pro-cathédrale Saint-Barthélémy de La Rochelle
La Rochelle La Rochelle Saint Bartholomew former pro-cathedral, sharing premises of parish church[3]
Laval Cathedral
Cathédrale de la Trinité de Laval
Laval Laval Trinity cathedral
Lavaur Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Alain de Lavaur
Albi Lavaur Saint Alan former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Le Havre Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Havre
Le Havre Le Havre Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Le Mans Cathedral
Cathédrale St-Julien du Mans
Le Mans Le Mans Saint Julian cathedral
Le Puy Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Puy
Le Puy Le Puy-en-Velay Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral, minor basilica; World Heritage Site
Lectoure Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais de Lectoure
Auch Lectoure Saints Gervasius and Protasius former cathedral (bishopric suppressed 1801)
Lescar Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Lescar
Auch Lescar Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Lille Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille de Lille
Lille Lille Blessed Virgin Mary
Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille
cathedral, minor basilica
Limoges Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Limoges
Limoges Limoges Saint Stephen cathedral
Lisieux Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux
Bayeux Lisieux Saint Peter former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Lodève Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Fulcran de Lodève, previously Cathédrale Saint-Geniez de Lodève
Montpellier Lodève Saint Fulcran, previously Saint Genesius of Arles former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Lombez Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Lombez
Auch Lombez Saint Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Lucciana Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-de-l'Assomption de Lucciana, also known as La Canonica
Ajaccio Lucciana Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Luçon Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Luçon
Luçon Luçon Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Lyon Cathedral
Cathédrale Primatiale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon
Lyon Lyon Saint John the Baptist cathedral; World Heritage Site
Mâcon Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Vincent de Mâcon
Autun Mâcon Saint Vincent former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Maguelone Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre [or Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul] de Maguelone
Montpellier Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone Saint Peter; Saint Paul former cathedral (bishopric transferred to Montpellier in 1536)
Maillezais Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Maillezais
La Rochelle Maillezais Saint Peter former abbey church and cathedral, ruins (destroyed in 1562; bishopric re-established in La Rochelle in 1648)
Marseille Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille
Marseille Marseille Saint Mary Major cathedral (from 1893), minor basilica
(Vieille Major)
Ancienne Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille
Marseille Marseille Saint Mary Major former cathedral, part demolished (cathedral until 1893)
Meaux Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Meaux
Meaux Meaux Saint Stephen cathedral, minor basilica
Mende Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Privat de Mende
Mende Mende Blessed Virgin Mary; Saint Privatus cathedral, minor basilica
Metz Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz
Metz Metz Saint Stephen cathedral
Mirepoix Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Maurice de Mirepoix
Pamiers Mirepoix Saint Maurice former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Montauban Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Montauban
Montauban Montauban Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Montpellier Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Montpellier
Montpellier Montpellier Saint Peter and Saint Paul cathedral, minor basilica
Moulins Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Moulins
Moulins Moulins Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral, minor basilica
Moûtiers Cathedral
Concathédrale Saint-Pierre de Moûtiers
Chambéry-Saint-Jean-de Maurienne-Tarentaise Moûtiers en Tarentaise Saint Peter co-cathedral (archbishopric suppressed in 1801; bishopric re-established in 1825, suppressed in 1966)
Nancy Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation de Nancy, sometimes Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation-et-Saint-Sigisbert de Nancy
Nancy Nancy Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
Saint Sigebert
cathedral
Nanterre Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Geneviève-et-Saint-Maurice de Nanterre
Nanterre Nanterre Saint Genevieve; Saint Maurice cathedral
Nantes Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Nantes
Nantes Nantes Saint Peter cathedral
Narbonne Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur
Carcassonne et Narbonne Narbonne Saints Justus and Pastor former cathedral (archbishopric suppressed in 1801); minor basilica
Nevers Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte de Nevers
Nevers Nevers Saints Cyriacus and Julitta cathedral, minor basilica
Nice Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate de Nice
Nice Nice Saint Reparata cathedral, minor basilica (elevated to a cathedral in 1590 - see Cimiez Cathedral)
Nîmes Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Castor de Nîmes
Nîmes Nîmes Blessed Virgin Mary; Saint Castor cathedral, minor basilica
Noyon Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Noyon
Beauvais Noyon Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Oloron Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Bayonne Oloron-Sainte-Marie Saint Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Orange Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth d'Orange
Avignon Orange Our Lady of Nazareth former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Orléans Cathedral Orléans Orléans Holy Cross cathedral, minor basilica
Pamiers Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Antonin de Pamiers
Pamiers Pamiers Saint Antoninus cathedral
Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Paris Paris Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral, minor basilica; World Heritage Site
St. Louis' Cathedral, Les Invalides, otherwise the Invalides Chapel or St. Louis' Church, Les Invalides
Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides de Paris
Military Ordinariate, France
Diocèse aux Armées Françaises
Paris, Les Invalides Saint Louis cathedral, hospital chapel
Périgueux Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Front de Périgueux
Périgueux Périgueux Saint Frontinus cathedral (from 1669), minor basilica; World Heritage Site
Périgueux Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne-de-la-Cité de Périgueux
Périgueux Périgueux Saint Stephen former cathedral (up to 1669)
Perpignan Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Perpignan
Perpignan-Elne Perpignan Saint John the Baptist cathedral, minor basilica
Poitiers Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Poitiers
Poitiers Poitiers Saint Peter cathedral, minor basilica
Pontigny Abbey
Cathédrale-abbatiale de Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, Pontigny
Territorial prelature of the Mission de France Pontigny Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral, former abbey church
Pontoise Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Maclou de Pontoise
Pontoise Pontoise Saint Maclovius cathedral
Quimper Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Corentin de Quimper
Quimper Quimper Saint Corentinus cathedral, minor basilica
Reims Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Reims Reims Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral, minor basilica
Rennes Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Rennes
Rennes Rennes Saint Peter cathedral
Rennes Pro-Cathedral
Pro-cathédrale Notre-Dame-en-Saint-Mélaine de Rennes
Rennes Rennes Blessed Virgin Mary former pro-cathedral
Rieux Cathedral
Cathédrale de la Nativité-de-Marie de Rieux
Toulouse Rieux-Volvestre Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Riez Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Riez
Digne Riez Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Rodez Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rodez
Rodez Rodez Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral, minor basilica
Rouen Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rouen Rouen Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges
Toulouse Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801); World Heritage Site
Saint-Brieuc Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Saint-Brieuc
Saint-Brieuc Saint-Brieuc Saint Stephen cathedral, minor basilica
Saint-Claude Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Claude de Saint-Claude
Saint-Claude Saint-Claude Saint Claudius cathedral, minor basilica
Saint-Denis Cathedral, also known as St. Denis' Basilica and sometimes still as St. Denis's Abbey
Cathédrale Saint-Denis, Basilique Saint-Denis, Abbaye Saint-Denis
Saint-Denis Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis Saint Denis cathedral, immemorial minor basilica, former abbey church
Saint-Dié Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Dié de Saint-Dié
Saint-Dié Saint-Dié-des-Vosges Saint Deodatus cathedral
Saint-Étienne Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Charles-de-Borromé de Saint-Étienne
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Saint Charles Borromeo cathedral
Saint-Florent Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Florent de Saint-Florent
Ajaccio Saint-Florent, formerly Nebbio Saint Florentius former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Saint-Flour Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Flour de Saint-Flour
Saint-Flour Saint-Flour Saint Peter; Saint Florus cathedral
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Cathedral
Concathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Chambéry-Saint-Jean-de Maurienne-Tarentaise Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Saint John the Baptist co-cathedral  
Saint-Lizier Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède de Saint-Lizier and Cathédrale Saint-Lizier de Saint-Lizier
Pamiers Saint-Lizier Blessed Virgin Mary (Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède); Saint Lycerius former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801); World Heritage Site
Saint-Malo Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Vincent-de-Saragosse de Saint-Malo
Rennes Saint-Malo Saint Vincent of Saragossa former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Saint-Omer Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saint-Omer
Arras Saint-Omer Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Saint-Papoul Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Papoul de Saint-Papoul
Carcassonne et Narbonne Saint-Papoul Saint Papulus former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801), abbey church, parish church
Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
Valence Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Saint-Pol-de-Léon Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Paul-Aurélien de Saint-Pol-de-Léon
Quimper Saint-Pol-de-Léon Saint Paul Aurelian former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801); minor basilica
Saint-Pons-de-Thomières Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pons de Saint-Pons-de-Thomières
Montpellier Saint-Pons-de-Thomières Saint Pontius former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Saintes Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Saintes
La Rochelle Saintes Saint Peter former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Sarlat Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat
Périgueux Sarlat-la-Canéda Saint Sacerdos former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Sées Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Sées
Sées Sées Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral, minor basilica
Senez Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Senez
Digne Senez Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Senlis Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis
Beauvais Senlis Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Sens Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Sens
Sens Sens Saint Stephen cathedral
Sisteron Cathedral
Cathédrale or Concathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Thyrse de Sisteron; now Église Notre-Dame-des-Pommiers
Digne Sisteron Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Thyrsus; now Blessed Virgin Mary (Notre-Dame-des-Pommiers, or "Our Lady of the Apple-trees") former cathedral or co-cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Soissons Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais de Soissons
Soissons Soissons Saints Gervasius and Protasius cathedral, minor basilica
Sospel Cathedral
Concathédrale Saint-Michel de Sospel
Nice Sospel Saint Michael former cathedral (bishopric suppressed not later than 1801)
Strasbourg Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg
Strasbourg Strasbourg Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Tarbes Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède de Tarbes
Tarbes et Lourdes Tarbes Blessed Virgin Mary
Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède
cathedral
Thérouanne Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Thérouanne
Boulogne Thérouanne Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral, no remains on site, apart from archaeological excavations[4] (bishopric suppressed in 1537; re-established at Boulogne in 1567)
Toul Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Toul
Nancy Toul Saint Stephen former cathedral (bishopric suppressed 1801)
Toulon Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède de Toulon or Sainte-Marie-Majeure
Fréjus-Toulon Toulon Blessed Virgin Mary (Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède) or Saint Mary Major cathedral
Toulouse Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Toulouse
Toulouse Toulouse Saint Stephen cathedral
Tours Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Gatien de Tours
Tours Tours Saint Gatianus cathedral
Tréguier Cathedral, now Basilica of St. Tugdual, Tréguier
Basilique Saint-Tugdual de Tréguier
Saint-Brieuc Tréguier Saint Tudwal former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801), minor basilica, parish church
Troyes Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Troyes
Troyes Troyes Saint Peter and Saint Paul cathedral
Tulle Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Tulle
Tulle Tulle Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Uzès Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès
Nîmes Uzès Saint Theodoritus former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Vabres Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur-et-Saint-Pierre de Vabres
Rodez Vabres-l'Abbaye Holy Saviour and Saint Peter former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)  
Vaison Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth de Vaison
Avignon Vaison-la-Romaine Our Lady of Nazareth former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Valence Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire de Valence
Valence Valence Saint Apollinaris of Valence cathedral, minor basilica
Vannes Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Patern de Vannes
Vannes Vannes Saint Peter and Saint Paternus cathedral, minor basilica
Vence Cathedral
Cathédrale de la Nativité-de-Marie de Vence
Nice Vence Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Verdun Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Verdun
Verdun Verdun Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral, minor basilica
Versailles Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Versailles
Versailles Versailles Saint Louis cathedral
Vescovato Cathedral
Pro-cathédrale Saint-Martin de Vescovato
Ajaccio Vescovato Saint Martin former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Vico Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Appien de Vico
Ajaccio Vico Saint Appian former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Vienne Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Maurice de Vienne
Grenoble-Vienne Vienne Saint Maurice former cathedral (bishopric suppressed in 1801)
Viviers Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Vincent de Viviers
Viviers Viviers Saint Vincent cathedral

Non-Roman Catholic cathedralsEdit

Cathedral Archdiocese
or Diocese
Location Dedication Church Image
Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice
Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas de Nice
Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe (under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople)[5] Nice Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
American Cathedral in Paris, or Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
Cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité de Paris
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Paris, Avenue Georges V Holy Trinity The Episcopal Church  
Armenian Apostolic Cathedral, Paris
Cathédrale Apostolique Arménienne St. Jean-Baptiste de Paris
Diocese of Armenian Apostolic Churches of France (Diocèse des Eglises Apostoliques Arméniennes de France)[6][7] Paris, Rue Jean-Goujon Saint John the Baptist Armenian Apostolic Church
Armenian Catholic Cathedral, Paris
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix-de-Paris
Eparchy of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris[8] Paris, Rue du Perche Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church
Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Paris
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Paris
Metropolis of France (under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople)[9] Paris, Rue Georges Bizet Saint Stephen Greek Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Paris
Cathédrale Saint-Alexandre-Nevski de Paris
Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe (under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople)[10] Paris, Rue Daru Saint Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, Paris
Cathédrale St. Volodymyr-le-Grand de Paris
Apostolic Exarchate in France, Benelux and Switzerland for the Ukrainians[11] Paris, Boulevard Saint-Germain Saint Vladimir the Great Ukrainian Catholic Church

Cathedrals in overseas departments, territories and collectivitiesEdit

Cathedral Archdiocese
or Diocese
Location Dedication Notes Image
Basse-Terre Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Guadeloupe de Basse-Terre
Basse-Terre Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre Our Lady of Guadeloupe cathedral, minor basilica
Cayenne Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur de Cayenne
Cayenne French Guiana, Cayenne Holy Saviour cathedral
Fort-de-France Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Fort-de-France
Fort-de-France Martinique, Fort-de-France Saint Louis cathedral
Matâ'Utu Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Matâ'Utu
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna, Matâ'Utu Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Nouméa Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Joseph de Nouméa
Nouméa New Caledonia, Nouméa Saint Joseph cathedral
Papeete Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Papeete
Papeete French Polynesia, Tahiti, Papeete Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral
Pointe-à-Pitre Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Pointe-à-Pitre
Basse-Terre Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre Saint Peter and Saint Paul former cathedral
Saint-Denis Cathedral, Réunion
Cathédrale Saint-Denis de Saint-Denis, Réunion
Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion Réunion, Saint-Denis Saint Denis cathedral
Saint-Pierre Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Saint-Pierre (Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon)
Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint-Pierre Saint Peter cathedral
Tai o Hae Cathedral
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Taiohae or Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Marquises
Taiohae French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, Tai o Hae Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ the 19th century replacement, the church of Notre-Dame des Champs, is sometimes referred to as a cathedral, but it never was, as the bishopric was abolished before its construction
  2. ^ destroyed during French Revolution; a church was rebuilt on the site of the old cathedral that was intended to replace it, but the bishopric was never restored, and the present building is a basilica
  3. ^ in two successive buildings, both now destroyed; the bell tower of the present cathedral belonged formerly to the precursor of the buildings used for a cathedral, the medieval St. Barthélémy, the remainder of which was destroyed in 1568 during the French Wars of Religion
  4. ^ part of the portal was removed to Saint-Omer Cathedral, where only a large statue of Christ now remains of it
  5. ^ Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe (exarchate of the ecumenical patriarchate) website: Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas
  6. ^ Eglise-Armenienne.com: history of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Paris (in French)
  7. ^ Eglise-Apostolique-Armenienne.com: creation of the Diocese, 2007 (in French)
  8. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: Eparchy of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris (Armenian)
  9. ^ Eglise.Orthodoxe.Grecque: Métropole Grec-Orthodoxe de France(in French)
  10. ^ Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe (exarchate of the ecumenical patriarchate) website: Cathédrale Saint-Alexandre-Nevsky
  11. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: Apostolic Exarchate of France

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