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La Sainte-Chapelle de Paris (edition anglaise). Palais de la Cite, Paris by Laurence de Finance

La Sainte-Chapelle est construite par Saint Louis, au milieu du xiiie siecle, au c?ur du palais de la Cite, residence du souverain et siege de son administration.
Palatine et reliquaire, la Sainte-Chapelle se compose de la chapelle basse, destinee au personnel du palais, et de la chapelle haute, chapelle royale ou etaient conservees les reliques liees a la passion du Christ rachetees par Saint Louis a l?empereur de Constantinople. Son architecture et le culte des reliques qui y etait celebre ont influence toute la creation artistique ainsi que la liturgie jusqu?au xvie siecle.?La Sainte-Chapelle est ornee d?un ensemble unique de quinze verrieres et d?une grande rose qui forment de veritables murs de lumiere. Au milieu du xixe siecle, la Sainte-Chapelle a beneficie d?une restauration qui a autant restitue le gothique rayonnant d?origine que cree une vision ideale de l?architecture sacree medievale.
Proposant dans une formule largement illustree l?histoire du monument et sa visite detaillee, la nouvelle edition de ce guide integre les derniers acquis de la recherche sur les decors peints et les restaurations spectaculaires des vitraux.

Conservateur en chef du patrimoine, Laurence de Finance est directrice du musee des Monuments francais, Cite de l?Architecture et du Patrimoine.?Membre du Corpus Vitrerarum, elle est l?auteur de nombreuses publications sur le vitrail.

> Le joyau du gothique rayonnant aux vitraux uniques, edifie par Saint Louis au c?ur du Palais de la Cite a Paris.
> Un temoignage somptueux de la virtuosite des ateliers parisiens sous le regne de Saint Louis.
> Abondamment illustre et d?un format commode, un guide de visite indispensable.
> Nouvelle edition avec une iconographie revue et augmentee.
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A Walk Around Ile de la Cite, Paris

La Conciergerie or Palais de la Cite - Conciergerie

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The Conciergerie has been the administrative and judicial center of France since the 6th century. It used to consist of the royal palace, royal chapel, royal court, parliament building, treasury, tax - and court offices, guard facilities and prisons. Except for the splendid riverfront along Quai de l'Horloge, the beautiful Sainte-Chapelle, three impressive medieval halls and part of the revolutionary era prison that held Queen Marie Antonette for a few weeks prior to her trial and execution, nothing is left of its grandeur of former times. Since many of the remaining buildings are used by the justice department and are off limits for tourists, a visit to the Conciergerie doesn't take much time. Parts of the self-guided tour through the revolutionary prison show recreations of the original facilities and conditions, other areas or original. The museum projects excellent documentaries in a small theater, very worthwhile to watch. Some have English subtitles.

The Palais de la Cite, located on the Ile de la Cite in the Seine River in the centre of Paris, was the residence of the Kings of France from the sixth century until.
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Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from the Conciergerie to be executed by guillotine at a number of locations around Paris. From the 10th to the 14th centuries, it was the main palace of the medieval Kings of France. Both are excellent examples of French religious and secular architecture of the period. The Sainte-Chapelle was built in the French royal style to house the crown of thorns that was brought back from the Crusades and to serve as a royal chapel. It was used as a dining room for the 2, staff members who worked in the palace. It was heated with four large fireplaces and lit by many windows, now blocked. It was also used for royal banquets and judicial proceedings.

Located on the grounds of the origins of Paris, the Palais de la Cite has witnessed significant events in French and Parisian history. From the original royal palace of France to the famed prison of the French Revolution, the Conciergerie has tremendous potential as an iconic museum. Only a small portion of the Conciergerie is open to the public to include Sainte Chapelle as the former Palace is home to some of the Parisian courts. The single entrance fee is rather steep given the minimal items to see in the Conciergerie and the construction in Sainte Chapelle. If you are limited on time, skip the Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle. This place has so much history to it and it could make for a great museum.

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