unprecedented and staggering

Visiting the upper parts of the cathedral

An original, unprecedented and fabulous visit

You have probably heard of the magnificent Coutances Cathedral and have probably already visited it. What we are offering you here is an unprecedented visit : the upper parts. From the top of the cathedral, you will be able to appreciate the monument and discover the little unknown corners of the building !

Exploring little-known areas of the cathedral

You can stroll through the high galleries, discover unobstructed views of the lower parts and the choir, admire the stained glass windows up close, discover the parts of the 11th century Romanesque cathedral, the frameworks, etc. All this accompanied by a guide from the Coutançais region’s Pays d’Art et d’Histoire heritage association.

Not for children under 10.

Did you know ?

The highlight of the visit is undoubtedly the lantern tower. It is possible to walk around it from the galleries and you can see the bottom of the cathedral. For visitors prone to vertigo, you might avoid this due to the extreme heightc! For amateur photographers, it is a delight because the photo opportunities are extraordinary.

   Important information

  • Duration : 1 hour 30 mins
  • Limited to 14 people
  • Access to the lantern tower
  • Discovery of the 11th century Romanesque cathedral
  • Not for children under 10
  • Visits organised by the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire

   How to visit ?

  • Open to the public during the cathedral’s opening hours
  • Free visit with information on the cathedral published by the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire [the local heritage organisation] (free)
  • Audio-guided tour: audioguides for hire at the tourist office (€3)
  • Guided tour of the lower parts (Reservations at the Tourist office)
  • Guided tour of the upper parts (Reservations at the Tourist office)