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Eglise St. Michel des Lions, Limoges
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Named for the two majestic stone lions guarding its entrance, Eglise St. Michel des Lions was constructed between the 14th and 16th centuries, resulting in an iconic example of Gothic architecture. The church features a bell representative of the Limousin region and a metal ball crowning its highest peak. Relics of St. Martial, St. Loup, and St. Valerie are contained in a decorative altar that depicts the life and miracles of St. Martial. The church’s rich furnishings include two pietas, two windows depicting the lives of St. John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary, and a statue of St. Valerie. Plan your Eglise St. Michel des Lions visit and explore what else you can see and do in Limoges using our Limoges vacation generator.
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  • It owes its name to the 2 lions in granite in front of the south entrance. The north portal is adorned with a Madonna and child with a bunch of grapes. The present Tower of the octagonal floors with turrets at the corners. The Interior is on the model of a Hall church with many columns.
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  • Original with its offbeat pillar and its particular dimension, she seemed almost square! I beautiful, Saint Martial (patron of the city) and Saint Wolf (its successor) enrich this visit for those who appreciate history.
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  • Very pretty Church located in an unexpected place between 2 buildings in downtown discovered random walks. The form is unconventional because square. The stained glass windows are gorgeous!
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