The Choir

Cathedral ground plan

The High Altar

The fine marble altar has been modified. It displays an allegorical representation of the 4 evangelists: the winged man or the angel for Matthew, the lion for Mark, the bull🐂 for Luke and the eagle🦅for John. One part of the altar has been transformed into a high-backed seat for the bishop.
The communion table and the baptismal font (placed at the entrance) are also in precious marble.

The carved wooden pulpit

This is a product of local woodworking craft. Its panels represent the 4 evangelists with their symbols, as well as Christ holding the gospel. The middle tympanum (panel) is decorated with a sculpture of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.

The pipe organ

The Cathedral is famous for its pipe organ. Several instruments have been installed there.
The current instrument replaces the 1964 organ transferred to the church of Bellevue during the works conducted in 1976. The episode of the organ relocation caused much ink to flow. The original organ left at Bellevue is deemed to be of better quality than the new acquisition. Faced with the difficulties of an adequate transport for the rerouting, both parishes agreed on a new purchase for the Cathedral.
This organ was inaugurated in May 1982 under the honorary presidency of Mgr. Marie-Sainte, Father Huré and Reverend Father Méranville, then parish priest of the Cathedral.
It has 39 stops and 3 manual keyboards. We long to hear it resound again.

The stained-glass windows of the choir: Louis IX, Saint-Louis [1226 – 25/08/1270] Series

King Saint-Louis is a great figure in the history of France and of Catholicism. His justice and charity mindset left a deep imprint on his contemporaries. He still appears today as a lay saint model. He is the only one of all the kings of France to have been canonized (1297). He is celebrated on August 25th.

The Regency of Blanche of Castille, mother of Saint-Louis

King Saint-Louis renders justice


Portrait of the King Presenting the Crown of Thorns


The St. Louis Crusade


The death of the king

The painting of Saint-Louis, patron saint of the Cathedral

Next to the statue of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus is exhibited a copy of the painting by Georges Rouget, painted in the 18th century. It is a representation of King Saint-Louis administering justice under the oak of Vincennes.

Carine Trieste