Despite lying in a relatively out of the way part of the historic city center, and unknown even to many residents of the ... More
Despite lying in a relatively out of the way part of the historic city center, and unknown even to many residents of the city, the exterior of Saint Pierre Cathedral is distinguished by its twin towers rising above the surrounding buildings. The current entrance is by the unassuming doorway in Rue du Cardinal Cabrières, next to which one can still distinguish the marks of shots fired by Royalist troops in 1815. Worth noting is the restoration of 19th-century stained glass windows and the many paintings, most notably the demise of Simon le Magicien by Sebastien Bourbon (1621).
This church was constructed between 1699 and 1702 by the same architect, (Charles d'Avilier), who built the Arc de Triomphe
and who conceived the Promenade du Peyrou . Until 1759 the church was used by Oratorians before being handed ...
The soaring steeple of the church of Saint Anne is one of the most visible landmarks of Montpellier. Situated in
a pedestrianized zone of the city center, the church is no longer used for religious worship and today houses ...
Saint Georges catches the eye of passers by on the quays of the Saône with its entirely neogothic harmony. The
church was completely reconstructed in 1844 by the architect Pierre Bossan, who is famous for his eclecticism at Fourvière. ...