We wanted to go into St. Vincent Cathedral primarily because of its mention in Doerr's book, All the Light We Cannot See. We found several surprises there, including a plaque in the floor commemorating the 1891 visit from the premier of Quebec recognizing the departure of Jacques Cartier for Canada. Also the stained glass windows are beautiful, especially on a...
I think the most telling part of this church is the display of pictures from before and after 1944, as well as looking around how well the church was reconstructed. It's a lovely chapel, not huge but worth stopping in to see.
This is well worth a visit even though many of the original windows were blown away in the bombardment, the rose window is wonderful. Difficult to find the correct door to enter - but worth the effort.
The front door needs a bit of effort to open, but the effort of well worth any trouble.
Some special features;
The quality of the light from the rose window;
The yellow glow from the windows of the Lady Chapel;
The sense of awe and calm induced, for worshippers and tourists alike;