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15 08, 2017

Northern France with kids!

By |2019-06-12T13:59:55-07:00August 15th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Amiens labyrinth: Northern France with Kids Day One: Bayeux Tapestry In northern France, drive first from Paris to Bayeux to see the Bayeux Tapestry. There are good audioguides for both adults and kids. Going through all the panels of the tapestry is as interesting as reading comic strips! Norman conquest The Vikings Paris for Kids All [...]

30 07, 2017

Gothic Cathedral – Middle Ages – History of architecture

By |2019-03-06T07:12:15-07:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|2 Comments

Gothic cathedral: Nave of Rouen cathedral (1200s AD) Northern France gets rich enough to build cathedrals In the late 1100s and early 1200s AD, the kings of France, Philip and his son Louis, whose capital was Paris in the north, managed to conquer the south of France and make it part of their kingdom. What's a [...]

29 07, 2017

Inside Amiens cathedral

By |2018-04-14T12:43:03-07:00July 29th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Elevation of Amiens cathedral (begun 1220 AD) Where Chartres cathedral had a full gallery above the side aisles, Amiens has only a thin false gallery like Reims, with windows behind it that let in more light. Amiens transept In each arm of the transept, there is a huge rose window, with more windows beneath it. At Chartres the [...]

29 07, 2017

Amiens cathedral – medieval France

By |2019-01-24T08:04:25-07:00July 29th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Façade of Amiens cathedral in France Why did Amiens build a big cathedral? Amiens is not far from Reims, in northern France, and when the bishop of Reims began building a big new cathedral in 1211 AD, naturally the bishop of Amiens wanted one too. In fact, Bishop Evrard of Amiens was determined to have the biggest cathedral in France, [...]