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Architecture of Centre

23 November 2009

1220 – Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres, France

After the first cathedral of any great substance burnt down in 1020, a glorious new Romanesque basilica, which included a massive crypt, was built under the direction of Bishop Fulbert and later under...

24 November 2009

1350c – St Gatien Cathedral, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

The magnificent St Gatien Cathedral was built between the 12th and 16th centuries in a medieval and later renaissance gothic. On the site of Roman Caesarodunum, St. Lidoire built the first church. Frankish...

24 November 2009

13th C. – Eglise St-Julien, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

This 13th century church was built on the site of an earlier building – a church dating from the 6th century. An austere exterior masks a gothic interior that does not have the...

11 September 2012

1490s – Chateau de Gien, Loiret, France

Originally constructed at the end of the 14th century, the only remaining vestige of that era is the square tower on the south facade, the Tour “Charlemagne”. The Chateau was remodeled at the...

23 November 2009

1547 – Chateau de Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France

Architect: Domenico da Cortona The royal Château de Chambord is the largest castle in the Loire Valley, but was built to serve only as a hunting lodge for King François I, who maintained...

23 November 2009

1576 – Chateau Chenonceau, Indre-et-Loire, France

Chenonceau is probably the most famous chateau in the Loire valley. Built over the river Cher, the chateau is surrounded by water. The original chateau on this site was demolished by Thomas Bohier...

23 November 2009

15th C. – Chateau Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, France

The Chateau of Amboise, built by order of Charles VIII, Louis XII and François I between the 15th and 16th centuries was one of the first truly “royal” residences. Built on a rocky...

24 November 2009

15th C. – Hótel Goüin, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Now containing the Sociétë Archéologique de Touraine, the Hótel Goüin is a fine Renaissance style mansion in the oldest part of the city. Built by René Gardette a rich silk merchant, it was...

23 November 2009

1630 – Chateau de Cheverny, Loir-et-Cher, France

Architect: Jacques Bougier Constructed between 1624 and 1630, to designs by the sculptor-architect of Blois, Jacques Bougier, who was trained in the atelier of Salomon de Brosse, and whose design at Cheverny recalls...

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