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Laon, Cathédrale Notre-Dame

The cathedral of Laon, famous for its rectangular choir, the beautiful regularity of its interior and its mighty towers overlooking the surrounding landscape from the peak of a flat-top mount, counts amongst the most important and influential buildings of Early Gothic architecture.

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Jan 09 0 Comments

Orbais l'Abbaye, Abbaye St. Pierre

Although a torso since the early 19th century the Abbey church of St. Pierre in Orbais still is a splendid example of French early Gothic architecture, offering an interesting mélange of workshop styles from St. Remi in Reims and the cathedrals of Laon and Soissons.

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Mezy-Moulins, Eglise de la Nativité
Jan 04 0 Comments

Mézy-Moulins, Église Notre-Dame

The church of Notre-Dame in Mezy-Moulins is one of the most interesting parish churches built in the premier art gothique. Situated on the left bank of the Marne river, not far from Chateau-Thierry, the church was erected in the first quarter of the 13th century. Despite its relatively small size Notre-Dame in Mezy displays a rather sophisticated architecture that seems to be infuenced by the cathedral workshop of Soissons as well as the abbey church of St. Yved in Braine.

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