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Architecture of France

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....

23 October 2009

Montmirail Townhall, Champagne-Ardenne, France

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.

11 September 2010

Nesle Church, France

Elevations, Longitudinal Section & Plan published in The Building News, March 13th 1874.

23 October 2009

Notre Dame de la Victoire, Saint-Raphaël, Var, France

Built with the rose-hued sandstone, local to the area, inside this Roman-Byzantine is a highly decorated basilica style church. There is a fine dome over the crossing.

01 December 2009

Palais du Louvre, Paris

A castle was built here around 1190 as a stronghold on the river bank, and in 1370 this castle was converted into a Palace on the orders of King Charles V. This was...

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...