Agen Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Caprais d'Agen) is a Roman Catholic cathedral built in the 12th century as a church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France.The cathedral gained historic monument status in 1863. Situated on one of four pilgrims' ways towards Santiago de Compostela, Spain, its World Heritage Site status falls under the category of Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.As with many churches in southern France, its plan is the form of a Latin cross. The nave dates from the 13th century.Interesting architectural features include: the Romanesque apse is extended by a Gothic frame along a single nave. Replacing an old wooden bell tower, the current tower was built in 1835 at the behest of Bishop Lévézou de Vezins and has the peculiarity of being composed of three Gothic styles, curiously presented in reverse chronological order, ascending.The paintings on the walls and ceilings represent the history of the coming of Christianity to the region. A centrepiece is given to the first martyrs of Agen. Other paintings are by series: the Evangelists, the Apostles, thepatriarchs (Abraham, Noah ...) and the great kings of Israel.The cathedral's nave is much shorter than what might be expected if judging from the size of the chancel, indeed political and financial difficulties have greatly influenced the final form.
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