Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Gérard Féron
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Gérard Féron
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Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Angélique Roze
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Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Gérard Féron
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Gérard Féron
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Gérard Féron
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Angélique Roze
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez
Cathédrale Saint-Mammès à LangresMention obligatoire pour toute utilisation : © Jean-François Feutriez

Begun in 1150 and completed at the end of the century, the St Mammès Cathedral was the centre of a vast diocese situated between the Champagne and Burgundy regions.
It was to be the last major building in the lineage of the Romanesque abbey of Cluny, which was built at the end of the 11th century. Situated at the crossroad of different artistic influences, the Cathedral combines with great harmony a Romanesque style of decoration and concept of volume with early gothic innovations. The construction of the vault on intersecting ribs, a first in the region, allowed the nave to have a greater width and superior lighting than in other Clunian buildings.
Rebuilt in 1768, the imposing neo-classic facade is made up of two towers framing a forward central body superimposed by a pediment. Two monumental statues representing the Synagogue (on the left) and the Church (to the right) extend the pediment. The three levels are articulated by either columns or pilasters of the respective orders, Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. During the revolution certain features of the decor had their initial meaning changed. Thus, above the north door (to the left), the mitre and bishop's cross have been transformed respectively into a Phrygian cap (headgear typical of the Revolution), and a lictor's (officer to a roman consul) weapon.
Summer entertainment: organ recitals, 6th July to 24st August, Sunday at 5pm, organised by the Friends of the Organ Association - No charge .

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Begun in 1150 and completed at the end of the century, the St Mammès Cathedral was the centre of a vast diocese situated between the Champagne and Burgundy regions.
It was to be the last major building in the lineage of the Romanesque abbey of Cluny, which was built at the end of the 11th century. Situated at the crossroad of different artistic influences, the Cathedral combines with great harmony a Romanesque style of decoration and concept of volume with early gothic innovations. The construction of the vault on intersecting ribs, a first in the region, allowed the nave to have a greater width and superior lighting than in other Clunian buildings.
Rebuilt in 1768, the imposing neo-classic facade is made up of two towers framing a forward central body superimposed by a pediment. Two monumental statues representing the Synagogue (on the left) and the Church (to the right) extend the pediment. The three levels are articulated by either columns or pilasters of the respective orders, Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. During the revolution certain features of the decor had their initial meaning changed. Thus, above the north door (to the left), the mitre and bishop's cross have been transformed respectively into a Phrygian cap (headgear typical of the Revolution), and a lictor's (officer to a roman consul) weapon.
Summer entertainment: organ recitals, 6th July to 24st August, Sunday at 5pm, organised by the Friends of the Organ Association - No charge .

Anecdotally :

The legend of Saint Mammes relates how he became the patron saint of the cathedral and the diocese, replacing Saint John the Evangelist. At about 755 a pilgrim brought back a bone from the nape of Saint Mammes's neck from Constantinople. He arrived close to Langres, wanted to have a rest, and hung the purse containing the relics on a branch. When he tried to take it down he could not manage to unhook it from the tree…
He went and found Bishop Vandier and told him about this marvel.
The prelate, accompanied by his clergy and many faithful, went to the spot. Try as he may the bishop could not unhook the relics “although they hung only by a thin piece of silk”.
It was at that moment that a venerable old man called the bishop and suggested to him that the cathedral should be dedicated to Saint Mammes ; he claimed that Saint Jean the Evangelist would not object to his beloved son being honoured in this way instead of him.
The prelate went along with this piece of advice and immediately dedicated his church to Saint Mammes.
The ceremony had barely finished when the relics fell from the tree on their own accord and were brought back to Langres in a solemn procession.
Of course the old man was no other than Saint Jean the Evangelist himself…

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