The presence of beauty in the face of ugly destruction is hard to walk away from. So here is more of what we saw: three views of statues on the facade, the Gothic roofing of the refectory and a quiet garden.
About 0.6 km south of the cathedral is the lonely Abbaye de St.-Jean-des-Vignes. Its great church was built between the 13-15C, part in Flamboyant style. It was ordered to be demolished in 1805 but protests led to the destruction not being completed. Much of the facade remains, as do 2 bays of the small Renaissance cloister, two galleries of the large cloister, the Refectory and the Cellar. plus intervening gardens. You may be the only persons there. We were totally alone on a sunny warm Sunday afternoon.
The stained glass of the Rose Windows (West and North) and of the rosette-roses in the South transept is finely made with deep color andd a modern conservative style. In the West end is a fine organ as well.