Top 10: Most Beautiful Cathedrals Of France

France is home to some of the world’s most spectacular cathedrals. A cathedral is not named as such because of its size, but is technically defined as a Christian church that contains the seat of a bishop. But with spires reaching toward the sky, magnificent sculptures and colorful stained glass, these gothic buildings will leave you wondering how in the heck they were able to construct such magnificent structures. Apart from the beauty of their architecture, these cathedrals also attest to the power of Christianity in medieval France. I hereby present you a top 10 list of the most beautiful and spectacular French cathedrals.


Now classified as a World Heritage Monument of UNESCO, the cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges was built between the late 12th and late 13th centuries. It is one of the great masterpieces of Gothic art and is admired for its proportions and the unity of its design, combining masterly management of space with harmonious proportions and decoration of the highest quality. The tympanum, sculptures and stained-glass windows are particularly striking.

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