Surprisingly, this huge church has never been a cathedral, but locals refer to it as Colmar Cathédrale and it stands on a square named Place
de la Cathédrale .
The beautiful 13th-century red-and-gold sandstone building was badly damaged during the French Revolution, but it has been restored and well-preserved. Excavations during the 1980s revealed that the church as built on the foundations of former churches, the oldest: the Carolingian built about 1000.
Notice the Alsatian tile roof and the sculptures and intricate carvings on the outside. Step inside to admire 13th-century stained-glass windows, the 14th-century High Gothic choir, the 16th-century Baroque organ, and secondary chapels featuring medieval altars.