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The Cathedral of Saint-Vincent: photo description (Cathedrale Saint-Vincent de Saint-Malo)

Currently, the bishopric of Saint-Malo gone, but the Cathedral of St. Vincent have traditionally tried to call the Cathedral. The Church was consecrated in the name St. Vincent, the patron Saint of winegrowers although Brittany is hardly a region where the thriving cultivation of this crop.

The first religious building on the site of the temple dates back to the IX century, but it burned down during the attack of the Franks. In the middle of the XII century, Bishop Jean de Chatillon decided to move from his pulpit in Saint-Malo and took her to Church on the site of the monastery, had already restored by the monks.

It is worth noting that this Cathedral was located in the settlement of Alet, close to Saint-Malo. Aleta Cathedral was dedicated to St. Peter Aleskow, but after the transfer of the Department of he gradually fell into disrepair and collapsed. Currently Elete you can see not only the remains of the temple, but also the remains of a Gallo-Roman settlement.

After the transfer of the chair in Saint-Malo, the monastery Church was converted into the Romanesque Cathedral. Conversion of this building continued in the following century on the initiative of other bishops in the XIV century and is Romanesque tower was built in the Gothic, in the eighteenth-m tower there was a second floor with a dome, and in the mid-nineteenth Emperor Napoleon III gave approval for the construction of the spire, and even financed these works. The spire, however, was destroyed during the Second world war, and replaced him detail appeared in the 70-ies of the last century.

The decoration of the Cathedral are stained glass but it is a modern painting by artist Raymond Cornona in the second half of the twentieth century. Old stained glass for the first time was destroyed in the late eighteenth century and then changed hands twice, in the XVIII and XIX centuries.