In the summer of 1743, the king of France placed the first stone of what would become the Cathedrale Saint-Louis, which holds ... More
In the summer of 1743, the king of France placed the first stone of what would become the Cathedrale Saint-Louis, which holds guests under the warmly lit arches of the nave to this day. The elegant architecture is symmetrical around the traditional form of a Latin cross, and a lovely perspective of the ensemble is visible from the Jardin du Roi at Versailles . The artwork filling the Cathedrale includes paintings, sculptures, and stained glass windows; the sculpted wood throne dates from the 18th Century. The marvelous organs, created by Clicquot a few years after construction was completed, were restored in the 19th Century.
The church of Lyon's bishop, one of Gaul's most important, has been situated on the banks of the Saone at
the bottom of Fourvière hill since the 4th Century. Construction of the present building started in 1170 1180 and ...
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 ...
Although there has been a church on this site since 1854, the earliest remains to be found in St Giles'
Cathedral are four pillars which date from about 1120. In 1385, the church was destroyed by an English army ...