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Tréguier - Cathedral, portal
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Portal of the Treguier cathedral. The things lying around belong apparently to a S.D.F. (Sans domicile fixe, French for homeless person). Tréguier (Breton: Landreger) is a port town in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France. It is the capital of the province of Trégor. The cathedral, remarkable in having three towers over the transept, one of which is surmounted by a fine spire, dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. It contains the sumptuous modern mausoleum of Ivo of Kermartin (St Yves; d. 1303), a canon of the cathedral and patron saint of lawyers. The building of the cathedral was largely due to him. The Pardon of Saint Ivo, a religious festival, attracts an international audience drawn from the legal profession. To the south of the church there is a cloister (1468) with graceful arcades. [Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tréguier]
Copyright: Alexander Jensko
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Taken: 05/09/2011
Geüpload: 08/09/2011
Geüpdatet: 06/08/2014
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Tags: treguier; landreger; cathedral; dom; cloitre; sdf; homeless; arcades; st. yves; brittany; bretagne; france; culture; architecture
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