Amiens Cathedral: West Portal

The west front

The west portal of Notre Dame d’Amiens was built in 1220–36. Its lower tier with three vast deep porches is capped with the gallery of 22 kings, which stretches across the entire façade beneath the rose window. Above the rose window there is an open arcade, the galerie des sonneurs. The two towers were built without close regard to the former design, the south tower being finished in 1366, the north one, reaching higher, in 1406.

Location details

The Notre Dame cathedral in Amiens (West Portal)   (Photo...)

Place Notre Dame, Amiens, Picardy, France (FR)

GEO: N49°53′41.68″ W2°18′3.956″ (49.894911, 2.301099), GoogleMap...