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Architecture of Centre

24 November 2009

Cloister de La Psalette, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Sited beside the Cathedral, the Psalette cloister consists of three galleries. A fine open staircase links the lower cloister with the upper scriptorium and library. Balzac portrayed one of his characters in La...

23 November 2009

Le Clos Luce, Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, France

King Francis I invited Leonardo da Vinci to spend the last years of life in Amboise which was then the seat of the court of France. In autumn 1516 Leonardo arrived in Amboise....

24 November 2009

Musée de Beaux-Arts, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Imposing house close to the Cathedral which has been converted to house the Musée de Beaux-Arts. Formerly the Bishop’s Palace for the neighbouring cathedral.

24 November 2009

Pont Wilson, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Crossing the River Loire, is the elegant Pont Wilson. Known locally as the pont de pierre (stone bridge), it is an exact replica of the original 18th century bridge which collapsed in a...

24 November 2009

Remains of Basilica, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

This is part of the remains of the massive medieval basilica. Other parts of the building can also be observed including Charlemange’s Tower. The sheer scale of this church can only be appreciated...

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