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Blois Cathedral, Blois
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The Cathedral of St. Louis of Blois, commonly referred to as Blois Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Blois; Cathédrale Blois) is a Late Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral in Blois, France. It has been a monument historique (a national heritage site of France) since 1906.It is the seat of the Bishopric of Blois, established in 1697.HistoryThe cathedral is in the Late Gothic style. Before becoming a cathedral, the building was a collegiate church dedicated to Saint Solenne. Construction began in the 12th century. However, except for traces in the crypt and in the base of the bell-tower, nothing is left of the original structure. Construction on the current facade and bell-tower was begun in 1544. The nave was destroyed in a 1678 storm, and the reconstruction in Gothic style took place between 1680 and 1700 under the direction of the architect Arnoult-Séraphin Poictevin (d. 1720). This project was begun at the instigation of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, whose wife was a native of Blois.To celebrate the church's elevation to cathedral status in 1697, Louis XIV presented the organ console in 1704. The new see thereupon took the dedication to Saint Louis.The Chapel of Notre-Dame was added in 1860, under the direction of Jules de La Morandière.Using our custom trip planner, Blois attractions like Blois Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Même si je connais Blois, il y a des endroits où l'on va pas; Dommage. LA cathédrale st Louis est un vrai chef d’œuvre de l'extérieur et aussi de l'intérieur. Prenez un peu de temps pour la découvrir.... read more »Even if I know Blois, there are places where we are going Too bad. St Louis Cathedral is a true masterpiece from the outside and also from inside. Take a little time to discover it. The stained glass windows are gorgeous. She has an air of Notre Dame, smaller.show original
en travaux lors de mon passage en septembre apparement pour encore un moment l architecture et l histoire sont à connaitre pour les amateurs d arts et d architecture stationnement à proximité petite p... read more »in work during my visit in September apparently for a while architecture and history are known for lovers of arts and architectural parking nearby small place at the top of the city but relatively taken by assaultshow original
English translation follows La cathédrale n'est pas spécialement intéressante, surtout vu la montée qu'il faut effectuer pour y arriver ! Même le Guide Michelin n'en fait pas grand cas. Ceci dit, en a... read more »English translation follows the Cathedral is not especially interesting, especially considering the rise required to make it happen! Even the Michelin Guide is not much. That said, going backwards you arrive at a lovely garden with a nice view. The cathedral is not especially interesting, given the climb you have to make to reach it! The Michelin Guide doesn't make a much of it Howevern by going behind it you get to a pretty garden with a fine view.show original
Fantastic cathedral. Very quiet inside, no crowds. You can even go down to the crypt to look around. Full name is Cathedrale Saint-Louis and it was around since the 10th century. Pretty amazing that it is still in wonderful shape.
Helmut PietschA church which impresses by its simplicity.show original
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