Quartier de la Cité

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Angers , France
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One of the earliest examples of Angevin (Plantagenet) architecture in France, the Gothic Cathédrale St-Maurice is distinguished by its rounded ribbed vaulting, 15th-century stained glass and 12th-century portal depicting the Day of Judgement. From the square in front, a monumental staircase, Montée St-Maurice , leads down to a fountain and the river. Right behind the cathedral stands the Maison d’Adam , one of the city’s best-preserved medieval houses (c 1500), which is decorated with a riot of carved, bawdy wooden sculptures.