Cathedral

The choir - ©Welleschik / CC-BY-SA The choir - ©Welleschik / CC-BY-SA

He needed a wife! July 18th 1385, Amiens. Isabeau of Bavaria married king of France Charles VI ! Charles just turned 17. King of France since he was 12, he had to settle down. But he didn’t want an...

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Little stories... Eleanor, Henri and Company The Gothic cathedral of Saint-Pierre of Poitiers was raised in 840 on the foundations of the old church of Saint-Hilaire. A fire destroyed everything in...

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The cathedral The smallest Gothic cathedral in France! In the beginning, the current cathedral was a simple oratory belonging to saint Rieul. Then, several buildings succeeded one another. The...

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Latin, first We can see a Latin sentence, below the nave’s cornice: we don’t know what it is… The text says:Obsecro vos, fratres, aquilonis vincite partes Sectantes claustrum, quia sic venietis ad...

The taurobole - ©D. Chauvin / CC-BY-SA The taurobole - ©D. Chauvin / CC-BY-SA

The cathedral, Vintium… and Romans Vence is the former Roman city founded by the Ligurian (a Celtic people): Vintium. Did you know that you find pieces of that Vintium in the cathedral? Yes, because...

The interior - ©François de Dijon / CC-BY-SA The interior - ©François de Dijon / CC-BY-SA

The cathedral The cathedral dates back to the Middle Ages, at the time when Fréjus was re-raised by bishop Riculfe, after the Saracen’s destructions. On the ruins of the old basilica, Riculfe re...

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Everybody made gifts in order to allow Russians in Paris to have their own church! Every orthodoxes gave something, rich as poor... Someone gave 100 000 francs, a Greek student from the Sorbonne...

Ste-Rosalie chapel - ©Finoskov / CC-BY-SA Ste-Rosalie chapel - ©Finoskov / CC-BY-SA

Come on, let’s visit the inner church: in the Sainte-Rosalie chapel, we have an inscription echoing the plague epidemic of 1631, where people prayed Saint François-Xavier and saint Rosalie. It...

Réparate's martyrdom: molten pitch - ©Finoskov / CC-BY-SA Réparate's martyrdom: molten pitch - ©Finoskov / CC-BY-SA

Let’s talk about Réparate! She was born in Caesarea in Palestine and died at 15 years old after her martyr in 250. Tortured then decapitated, her executioner put her body in a barque that he put on...

Detail of a stall - ©Jacques CHAZARD / CC-BY-SA Detail of a stall - ©Jacques CHAZARD / CC-BY-SA

The city used to have a monastery... founded by 2 brothers, saint Romain and saint Lupicin, in the 5th century. The abbey extended and was dedicated to Saint-Oyant. In the 7th century, saint Claude...


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