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plan nave crossing choir apse chevet porch aisle transept ambulatory apsidiole Lady chapel

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Area located at the crossing of the transept and the nave of the cathedral.

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Area just beyond the transept where the clergy stand during the liturgy.

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Vaulted or polygonal area forming the end of the choir where the high altar is usually located.

chevet click to hear

Semicircular area at the back of the cathedral that includes the apse and the ambulatory.

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Part of a cathedral’s façade where the doors open; it can vary in depth.

aisle click to hear

Lateral nave, usually separated from the main nave by a row of columns.

transept click to hear

Transverse area separating the choir from the nave and forming the arms of a cross.

ambulatory click to hear

Gallery that makes it possible to walk around the cathedral’s choir, starting from the transept.

apsidiole click to hear

Small lateral chapel arranged in a semicircle behind the choir surrounding the apse.

Lady chapel click to hear

Chapel located beyond the walls at the back of the cathedral, in the axis of the nave.