But why a cathedral in Dol-de-Bretagne?
Dedicated to Saint-Samson, a monk who arrived by the Guyoult on a granite boat to evangelize Brittany. He was the 1st bishop of Dol and built the original cathedral.Saint-Samson is one of the 7 saints who came to evangelize Brittany and who can be honored by doing the Tro Breizh. Pedestrian pilgrimage linking 7 Breton places (Breton cathedrals) dedicated to their 7 founding saints. Our curiosity pushes us to want to pierce its mysteries. When we are in front of it, our eyes are instinctively directed towards the sky! Dating from the Middle Ages, then modified during the following centuries, the Cathedral that we see today is an example of the appearance and evolution of the monumental Gothic style with the technical prowess of the time.We can now begin our quest for mystery: let’s sit in Nominoë Square in front of the square and the monumental door and observe! One question comes directly to mind, the one that everyone asks, the singularity of this cathedral: why is one of the towers not finished?