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Saint-Pol-de-Léon Cathedral

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Paul Aurelian Cathedral is a former Roman Catholic cathedral in Saint-Pol-de-Léon, in France .Saint-Pol-de-Léon is a commune in the Finistère department in Brittany in north-western France. It is noted for the 13th-century cathedral which stands on the site of the original church founded by Saint Paul Aurélien in the 6th-century and the Notre-Dame du Kreisker Chapel, with its 80-metre-high spire, the highest in Brittany. It was also the scene of the a battle during the Breton War of Succession, where the Montfortists and their English allies defeated an army led by Charles of Blois.
It was formerly the seat of the Bishop of Saint-Pol-de-Léon, a bishopric established in the 6th-century but abolished under the Concordat of 1801, when its territory was transferred to the Diocese of Quimper.


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