Metz Cathedral, also known as the Cathédrale St Étienne (or Cathedral of St Stephen), is impressive and very beautiful. Constructed across more than 300 years (construction started in 1220), this Roman Catholic Cathedral is one of the tallest in Europe. With more stained glass than any other cathedral in the world (almost 70,000 square feet) the building has earned the name “La Lanterne du Bon Dieu” (Good Lord’s Lantern). The windows have been created by gothic and renaissance master glassmakers, as well as the modern artists Marc Chagall and Jacques Villon. Astonishing beauty of these stained glass windows takes your breath away. Adding to the sense of radiance is the yellow Jaumont limestone used for building the cathedral, which makes the cathedral seem bright, even on dull winter days.
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August 2nd, 2021
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