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Troyes, France: Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul (tomb of St. Bernard of Clairvaux)

 

About Troyes Cathedral:

Troyes Cathedral
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Located in the Champagne Region of France, Troyes Cathedral is one of the most spectacular of the Gothic French cathedrals, and that is saying a lot.  There are beautiful stained glass windows throughout and it also includes a museum.

 

Among the many famous persons buried here is Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.  He helped to reform the Cistercians and greatly enlarged the order, founding over 160 Monasteries.  He was an advisor to the Kings of France and fought against the Albigensianism Heresey .

He was canonized by Pope Alexander III in 1174 and later Pope Pius VIII was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Piux VIII.

We celebrate his Feast Day on August 20.

Traveling to Troyes:

Troyes can be reached by train from Paris d’est station, the trip takes about one hour and 30 minutes.    Get train & bus schedules, see fares & buy tickets here.

Address: Place Saint-Pierre, 10000 Troyes, France

Tel:  (+33) 3 25 76 98 18

Click here for the official website of the Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul in Troyes.

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