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Orleans Sainte-Croix Cathedral: 114 meters. Begun in the Gothic period, the cathedral has had a tumultuous history because 5 buildings have succeeded one another and it will not be inaugurated until 1829. Its current form, due to the restoration of Henri IV and his successors, in fact the most famous example of the persistence of flamboyant Gothic art. Inside the cathedral a chapel is dedicated to Saint Joan of Arc, heroine of the issue of Orleans May 8, 1429. This date is celebrated every year since 1430.