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31 07, 2017

Inside Notre Dame – Paris, France

By |2019-04-16T12:41:12-07:00July 31st, 2017|History|0 Comments

Notre Dame of Paris nave Building the apse of Notre Dame After they had pretty much finished the nave of Notre Dame of Paris, the builders worked on the crossing. Then they started on the apse. They finished the apse in 1182 AD, and the nave in 1196. What is an apse? Start of Notre [...]

30 07, 2017

Laon Cathedral – Laon, France

By |2019-03-26T06:56:44-07:00July 30th, 2017|Medieval|0 Comments

Laon Cathedral, France(begun 1160 AD) Where is Laon? In 1100 AD, Laon was a very rich town in northern France, with strong walls and a lot of farmland. It's on top of a high hill, so Laon (pronounced LON but you can just barely hear the N) was pretty much safe from enemies. More medieval cathedrals [...]