Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

French Cathedrals

Amiens Cathedral, French High Gothic. One of their goals was to replace sheer mass with intricately framed voids - Gardner's Art Throughout the Ages

131
6

1220-1270 the Gothic Amiens Cathedral - France - Cathedral of Our Lady of Amiens (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens) Architects:Robert of Luzarches, Thomas and Regnault de Cormont #architecture #cathedra

111
14

The Notre Dame de Paris cathedral a must in the city of love. @bondarisilviuphotography http://www.taxiyo.com/en-gb/airport-transfers/paris-charles-de-gaulle/25

663
27

Chambord Castle, France. Given that Chambord was, officially, built to serve only as a hunting lodge, it is quite an impressive construction. It is also worth a mention that the location of the castle was chosen by King François I as he desired to be near his mistress, Claude Rohan, whose palace was located adjacently. The massive castle has 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces, and 84 staircases, and it is the largest chateaux in the Loire Valley in France.

42
6
1
from Foursquare

Loire Valley

Château de Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley, France, is a former feudal castle. During the 12th century, the local seigneur Ridel d’Azay, a knight in the service of Philip II Augustus, built the fortress to protect the Tours to Chinon road.

24
2

Twentieth century British artist John Piper (1903-1992) continues to pay tribute to this jewel of medieval French architecture... Light-filled Reims Cathedral, Marne, France

124
7