This wonderful church, built between 1646 and 1766 boasts an impressive Italian-style façade adorned with two turrets ... More
This wonderful church, built between 1646 and 1766 boasts an impressive Italian-style façade adorned with two turrets and columns on two levels. Its entrance is flanked by two huge shells gifted by the Venetian Republic in the 16th Century to François I (sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle was responsible for their superb pedestals). The architect Visconti added its square and fountain in the 19th Century. The interior, which measures 100 meters (328 feet) long, 50 meters (164 feet) wide and 30 meters (98 feet) high, is in the form of a Latin cross; in the chapel near the entrance are three famous paintings by Eugène Delacroix: La Lutte de Jacob avec l'ange (Jacob's Fight with the Angel), Heliodore chasse du temple (Heliodorus Driven from the Temple) et Saint Michel terrassant le demon (St Michael Slaying the Demon).
Located in the center of the city within the Palais de Justice complex on the Île de la Cite ,
the Sainte Chapelle (Holy Chapel) is a small Gothic chapel constructed in the Rayonnant style. Built by King Louis ...
The Saint Petersbourg Hotel offers moderately priced accommodations in central Paris. The hotel is located near Opera Garnier, Place de
la Madeleine, and the Champs Elysees. The Charles de Gaulle airport is approximately 12 miles away. The hotel's Art ...
Constructed in 1740, this building served initially as the chapel of the Monastery of the Pères de Mercedaires. These fathers
were the custodians of a remarkable relic: the skull of Saint Eulalie. It was brought to Montpellier from Barcelona, ...