The Tour Saint-Romain or North Tower, begun c. 1145, the oldest remaining part of the facade of Rouen Cathedral or the Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Rouen, built 12th century in Gothic style, with work continuing through the 13th and 14th centuries, Rouen, Normandy, France. The tower is thought to have originally been separate from the cathedral and served as a defensive tower. Its construction was ordered by archbishop Hugues d'Amiens who wanted to replace the original Romanesque cathedral. The tower was badly damaged during World War 2. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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The Tour Saint-Romain or North Tower, begun c. 1145, the oldest remaining part of the facade of Rouen Cathedral or the Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Rouen, built 12th century in Gothic style, with work continuing through the 13th and 14th centuries, Rouen, Normandy, France. The tower is thought to have originally been separate from the cathedral and served as a defensive tower. Its construction was ordered by archbishop Hugues d'Amiens who wanted to replace the original Romanesque cathedral....
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