Friday 6 June 2008

Sées, Normandy

Heading south on the autoroute through Normandy towards Le Mans, you will glimpse the distinctive twin spires of Sées' thirteenth century Gothic cathedral. Up close, the cathedral dominates this peaceful and prosperous town. Inside, you can admire the intricate stain glass windows, the light and airy nave and the graceful, soaring ceiling. Nearby are narrow medieval lanes, an elegant nineteenth century town hall and several other fine period buildings. Although Sées attracts few tourists, it is a pleasant place to pass a couple of hours. 7/10