Dreaming of France
The rules for this meme are: Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.
COLLEGIATE CHURCH NOTRE-DAME in Vernon. Taken in 2012 when we were on a Seine river cruise.
The collegiate church of Notre Dame dates back to the roman period (end of XIth Century) but its construction continued from the Gothic period to end in the XVIIth Century.
The church was dedicated in 1072 "to the Holy Mother of God."
In 1658 the pavement was raised about two feet to keep it out of reach from the river Seine. Two engravings on the wall of the church commemorate these floods.
The west façade of the church boasts a rose window in high Gothic style. Enormous pipe organs and ambulatory with ribbed vaults.
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