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The tall, narrow front of this important church (probably the most interesting after Saint-Sernin) is in between two ... More
The tall, narrow front of this important church (probably the most interesting after Saint-Sernin) is in between two buildings on the Rue du Taur. Look up to see the beautiful three-storey wall of bells (an architectural feature unique to this region), its two towers connected by a balcony and its crenulated pediment. The church is built on the spot where Saint Saturnin was buried and his martyrdom is depicted in a large nineteenth-century mural above the altar. More interesting, however, are the remains of a fourteenth-century fresco showing Jacob's genealogy.
The outstanding handling of new architectural techniques in the 13th century, and the harmonious marriage of sculptural decoration with architecture,
has made Notre Dame in Reims one of the masterpieces of Gothic art. The former abbey still has its ...
Climbing the 387 steps to the top of this masterpiece is well worth the effort for the spectacular view. Construction
of the first great Gothic cathedral began in 1163 and was largely completed by 1212. The rebuilding of the ...
In 1843, following requests by the neighborhood, the city of Toulouse organized an architectural competition to design this church. The
winning project was a neo Gothic construction, which suited the local tastes of the time, but the Parisian Civilian ...