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World Heritage List - France Cathedrals
Chartres Cathedral, also known as Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres, is a medieval Catholic cathedral of the Latin Church located in Chartres, France, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current cathedral, mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250, is the last of at least five which have occupied the site since the town became a bishopric in the 4th century.
Address: 16 cloitre Notre-Dame, Chartres, France
Abbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe
The Abbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe is located in Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, in Poitou, France.
The Romanesque church was begun in the mid-11th century and contains many beautiful 11th - and 12th-century murals which are still in a remarkable state of preservation. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983
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Monastery Vezelay Abbey Burgundy France
Vezelay Abbey was a Benedictine and Cluniac monastery in Vezelay in the Yonne department in northern Burgundy, France. The Benedictine abbey church, now the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Saint Mary Magdalene), with its complicated program of imagery in sculpted capitals and portals, is one of the outstanding masterpieces of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture. Sacked by the Huguenots in 1569, the building suffered neglect in the 17th and the 18th centuries and some further damage during the period of the French Revolution
Address: Place de la Basilique Vezelay, France
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral (full name: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, "Our Lady of Paris") is a beautiful cathedral on the the Ile de la Cite in Paris. Begun in 1163 and mostly completed by 1250, Notre Dame is an important example of French Gothic architecture, sculpture and stained glass.
The Notre Dame is the most popular monument in Paris and in all of France, beating even the Eiffel Tower with 13 million visitors each year.
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