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Orléans Cathedral

Orléans Cathedral (French: Basilique Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans) is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Orléans, France. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Orléans and was built from 1278 to 1329 and 1601-1829 (after partial destruction in 1568). The edifice is in the Gothic architectural style. The cathedral is probably most famous for its association with Joan of Arc. The French heroine attended evening Mass in this cathedral on May 2, 1429 while in the city to lift the siege. The cathedral's stained glass windows now depict the story of Joan of Arc, the defender of Orléans.