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 to visit Eglise St. Michel des Lions during your Limoges vacation using our convenient Limoges sightseeing tool .
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  • This Hall church is less grandiose than the Cathedral but contains some very beautiful things. I found him very endearing and the district in which it is worth a visit.
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  • Rather heavy outside with a very unusual building, the Gothic interior is not less surprising in its configuration. The windows, to predominantly green, are wonderful!
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  • The Church of Saint-Michel-des-Lions is one of the main churches of Limoges. It owes its name to the two Gallo-Roman stone lions guarding its entrance, it is located in the city center, after his visit you can do some shopping in the street of the steeple or the adjacent streets, you can descend on the square of the Republic where you will find many places to restore.
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  • Nice doors. Lovely light interior.
  • Beautiful cathedral!
  • The House of the Lord is always a place of peace, contemplation and meditation. This church something particularly peaceful. Its architecture is beautiful and its frescoes, statues, stained glass and his harmonium and the pulpit are of rare beauty.
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  • Great and amazing as the Cathedral, it gives off something more moving
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  • Elegant and beautiful church. Notably, the stained glass windows of the 15th and 16th centuries, two medieval Piedades, has an elegant Bell Tower of Limousin type XIV century with a ball of copper, two galo-romanos Lions at the foot of the belfry, which have resulted in the monument. You have some photos.
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