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Under a beautiful blue sky with a beautiful sun here is a preview of St. Stephen's Cathedral in the city of Metz in Lorraine the department of Mozelle : ornaments and pinnacles of the Gothic period , gable of the western façade .

According to Wikipedia :
"Saint -Etienne Cathedral Metz is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Metz, Moselle. It is the seat of the diocese of Metz. Its construction spans three centuries from 1220.

Metz Cathedral is not only the cathedral of France having the largest glazed area - about 6,500 m2 but also the one with the largest Gothic windows of Europe.

It is colloquially known as the " Lantern of God "

Perrat Pierre (1340-1400) was an architect of the cathedral of Metz, the first whose name has survived . He carried out including the construction of the Arch , which rises to forty -one meters above ground level and also the nave of Saint Étienne de Metz one of the highest cathedrals of France .

The cathedral is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since February 16, 1930 . "

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