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Saint Martin church at La Genevraye

Saint Martin church at La Genevraye

The picturesque church of Saint Martin in the commune of La Genevraye (Seine et Marne)

The Cathedral of St Etienne in Limoges

The Cathedral of St Etienne in Limoges

Church relief at St Théodorit Cathedral

Church relief at St Théodorit Cathedral

© photograph by Karl Axel Strang

(Also see the mosaic at the Hagia Sophia in Turkey)

The church of St Laurent la Vernéde

The church of St Laurent la Vernéde

St Laurent la Vernède: The church, which dates from the 12th century, became Protestant during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Protestants of the neighbouring villages who had no church of their own came to St. Laurent, following the path of the Huguenots.

When the Edict of Nantes was revoked, the Protestant church became Catholic once again. All the rights granted to Protestants by Henri IV were taken away by Louis XIV, and Protestants were also forced to abjure their religion.

The residence of Estienne Alamartine in Cluny

The residence of Estienne Alamartine in Cluny

Le Viaduc de Millau

Le Viaduc de Millau

Millau Viaduct: The Millau Viaduct is a large cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. Designed by the structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world.

Le viaduc de Garabit

Le viaduc de Garabit

The Garabit Viaduct: The Garabit Viaduct is a railroad arch bridge spanning the Truyère river in the mountainous Massif Central region of France. The bridge was constructed between 1880 and 1884 by Gustave Eiffel, with structural engineering by Maurice Koechlin, and was opened in 1885.

The church of Vallabrix

Uzès Tourism: Vallabrix: The 11th century Romanesque church of Vallabrix with sections dating back to the 8th and 9th centuries, restored in the 19th

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