French cathedral’s colour show for Christmas

The Connexion previews Amiens Cathedral’s astonishing, vivid light show, which runs until December 29

This December the lightshow projected onto the cathedral in Amiens will be more ambitious than ever, in honour of the 800th anniversary of its construction.

The first stone of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Amiens was laid in 1220 and it was completed in c.1270.

A Unesco World Heritage site since 1981, the cathedral is something of a Tardis inside, stretching 42.3metres up to the sky and encompassing a volume of 200,000 cubic metres.

The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Amiens, the capital of Picardie, around 120kms north of Paris.  

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