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Oloron Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Oloron-Sainte-Marie), now St. Mary's Church (French: Eglise Sainte-Marie), is a Roman Catholic church and former cathedral located in the town of Oloron-Sainte-Marie, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département of France[1] It is in the Romanesque and Gothic architectural traditions.

Oloron Cathedral
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Oloron Ste-Marie 02.JPG
The former Oloron Cathedral, now St. Mary's Church, Oloron
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
ProvinceBishopric of Oloron
RegionPyrénées-Atlantiques
RiteRoman
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
StatusActive
Location
LocationOloron-Sainte-Marie,  France
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 43°11′16″N 0°36′58″W / 43.18778°N 0.61611°W / 43.18778; -0.61611
Architecture
Typechurch
StyleRomanesque, Gothic
Groundbreaking12th century
The Romanesque portal

Construction was started in the 12th century by Gaston IV, Viscount of Béarn. It was the seat of the Bishopric of Oloron, suppressed by the Concordat of 1801.

It has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1939.[2]

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