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Architecture of France

23 November 2009

1290 – Notre-Dame de Reims, Rheims, Champagne-Ardenne, France

The Notre-Dame de Reims is the Cathedral of Reims, where the kings of France were once crowned. It replaces an older church, which was destroyed by a fire in 1211 and built on...

23 November 2009

1077 – Bayeux Cathedral, Basse-Normandie, France

Bayeux is best known to British and French visitors for the Bayeux tapestry, made to commemorate the Norman conquest of England in 1066. It is displayed in a museum in the town centre....

23 November 2009

1472 – Chateau de Creully, Basse-Normandie, France

The castle has been modified throughout its history. Around 1050, it did not resemble a defensive fortress but a large agricultural domain. In about 1360, with the Hundred Years War, it was modified...

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...

22 November 2009

1930s – Printemps, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

An unusual looking department store in the main shopping district of Tours. This Printemps store has Art Deco touches but is poorly maintained.

03 November 2009

1875 – Palais de Justice, Le Havre, Haute-Normandie, France

Architect: Jules Bourdais From The Architect, January 23, 1875: Last Year year there was a competition among French architects for this building, and the prize was carried off by M. Jules Bourdais, who...

23 October 2009

1872 – Grand Theatre, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Architect: Léon Rohard Hidden away in a maze of narrow streets. it is difficult to appreciate the exterior design of the Grand Theatre. The interior is suitably ornate and imposing with balconies and...

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.

23 October 2009

Montmirail Townhall, Champagne-Ardenne, France