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31 07, 2017

Before Notre Dame – St. Etienne

By |2019-04-16T13:15:25-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Notre Dame of Paris (1160s AD) A Roman temple to Jupiter In the time of the Romans, about 100 AD, the city council of Paris built a temple. They dedicated it to the Roman god Jupiter. The temple was on the island in the middle of Paris, the Ile de la Cité. In fact, it was right [...]

29 07, 2017

Caen – Abbaye aux Hommes

By |2019-01-16T14:12:11-07:00July 29th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

The Romanesque Abbaye aux Hommes, in Caen (about 1050 AD) Vikings settle in Caen Caen is a port town in north-western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. When the Vikings invaded France in the 700s AD, eventually they forced the French king to give them the area around Caen (KAHN) to live in. There they got to be known [...]