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Notre Dame De Laon
For over twelve hundred years, until the see was abolished at the Revolution, Laon was the seat of a bishop who in point of rank was second only to the primate at Reims.
Notre Dame De Noyon
In Notre Dame at Noyon, Notre Dame at Laon, and the cathedral at Tournai, is to be noted the very unusual division of the interior elevation into four ranges of openings.
Notre Dame De Soissons
Soissons, the other primitive example, is at once a surprise and a disappointment. From the railway, on entering the town, one is highly impressed with the grouping of a sky-piercing, twin-spired structure of ample and symmetrical proportions.
Notre Dame D'Amiens
The ever impressive Cathedral of Notre Dame d'Amiens is in most English minds the beau ideal of a French cathedral.
St. Pierre De Beauvais
Beauvais is by no means an inaccessible place, though how often have we known one who could not tell in what part of France it was situated.
Notre Dame De Rouen
Rouen, of all the mediaeval cities of France, is ever to the fore in the memories of the mere traveller for pleasure.
Basilique De St. Denis
The Basilica of St. Denis, so-called today, built over the remains of the martyred St. Denis, is in a way the counterpart of the Cathedral of Reims.
Notre Dame De Paris
Of all the cathedrals of France, Notre Dame de Paris is most firmly impressed on the minds of English speaking people.
St. Louis De Versailles
Allied with the see whose jurisdiction includes the Diocese of the Department of the Seine, should be considered that of Seine and Oise, which has its bishop's throne esconced in the Cathedral of St. Louis at Versailles.
St. Julien - Le Mans
Le Mans, like Chartres, sprang from an ancient Celtic hill fort, and, through successive stages, has since grown to a Roman, a mediaeval, and finally a modern city.
Notre Dame De Chartres
Aside from their wonderful, though nonsimilar, cathedrals, Chartres and Le Mans, its neighbour, have much in common.
Notre Dame De Reims
The very ancient city of Reims, now the capital of the Department of the Marne, was a large centre of population when it first fell under the sway of the Romans.
St. Croix D'Orleans
The association of Orleans, in English minds, mostly rests upon the events connected with the siege.
St. Louis De Blois
Regardless of the sentiment which attaches itself to Blois by reason of its magnificent chateau, and in spite of its undeniably picturesque and interesting environment.
St. Gatien De Tours
The soi-disant provincial metropolis of Mr. James' appreciative favour, the capital of old Touraine, is possessed of great and many charms for the seeker after new things.
St. Maurice D'Angers
Historically and romantically, Angers, the former capital of Anjou, is possessed of a past (which may be said to have actively commenced in 989) that cannot fail to arrest and hold one's attention.
St. Pierre De Nantes
As a city of commercial and strategic importance, no one will deny that Nantes is supreme in the Loire valley.
St. Etienne D'Auxerre
The entrance to the Burgundian city of Auxerre is more or less confused if one would, at the first glance, attempt to recognize its cathedral from among the three fine churches which in true mediaeval fashion loom up over the river Yonne.
St. Etienne De Bourges
The Cathedral of St. Etienne de Bourges partakes of the same honours which are accorded to the premier quartette of the Isle of France.
St. Cyr And St. Juliette De Nevers
A unique experience is one's first contemplation of the gay little city of Nevers from the Pont du Loire, with the none too large Cathedral of St. Cyr and St. Juliette crowning.
St. Mammes De Langres
Langres is reminiscent of but one other cathedral city in the north of France; like Laon, it occupies and fortifies the crest of a long drawn out hill.
Notre Dame De Boulogne-Sur-Mer
Boulogne-Sur-Mer is one of those neglected tourist points through which the much travelled person usually rushes en route to some other place.
Notre Dame De Cambrai
Cambrai is one of that quartette of cathedral cities of northern France which in no sense take rank as ecclesiastical shrines of even ordinarily interesting, much less beautiful, attributes.
Notre Dame De St. Omer
Under Baldwin of Hainault, Artois, including St. Omer, was ceded to the kingdom of France as late as the mid-seventeenth century.
St. Vaast D'Arras
The capital of ancient Flanders was removed from Arras to Ghent when Artois was ceded to France, and thus it was that the city became French.
St. Etienne De Toul
Annexed to France, in company with Metz and Verdun, in 1556, Toul, situated on the left bank of the Moselle, is today ranked as a fortress of the first order.
St. Etienne, Chalons-Sur-Marne
Chalons is perhaps first of all famed as the scene of Attila's great defeat in the fifth century, one of the world's fifteen decisive battles.
St. Die
St. Die gets its name, by the corruption of Dieudonne, from St. Deodatus, who founded a monastery here in the seventh century.
St. Lazare D'Autun
During the destruction of a former building, St. Nazaire, which at one time performed the functions of a cathedral, the bishops held their offices in the chapel of the chateau of the Dukes of Burgundy.
St. Benigne De Dijon
The Cathedral of St. Benigne is an outgrowth from the old abbey church, from which the Italian monk, Guillaume, set forth to found that remarkable series of monasteries in Normandy and Brittany.
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