Laon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in Laon, Picardy, France. It is one of the most important examples of the Gothic architectural tradition of the 12th and 13th centuries. The cathedral predates those of Sens and Notre Dame of Paris, ranking with them in importance. It is the seat of the Bishop of Laon. The church has been listed among the Monuments Historiques since 1840.
The current cathedral is built on the site of an earlier edifice commenced under the episcopacy of Gerfrid . That Carolingian cathedral was consecrated on 6 September 800 in the presence of the emperor himself.
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