Podtour of Laon cathedral
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Laon cathedral is not well known outside France,
but it is one of the most perfect Gothic cathedrals. Started a generation
before the great cathedral of Chartres, it's hardly been changed since the
day it was finished.
This is a tour for the architectural enthusiast.
We show you how the style developed, and how the anonymous master of Laon
created a complex and richly three dimensional art out of very simple elements.
Once you've seen Laon, you'll never look at a Gothic cathedral the same way again.
We'll also look at the fine original stained glass,
we'll find a friendly skeleton, and hear the story of Jo lo Jongleur, the
minstrel who juggled for the Virgin Mary.
The tour starts in front of the west facade of Laon