Les Vitraux de Notre Dame de Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 51.197 E 002° 20.940
31U E 452244 N 5411350
Quick Description: Some of the beautiful glass of Notre Dame dates back to the 13th century.
Location: France
Date Posted: 1/26/2008 1:05:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM31HW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 284

Long Description:
The West rose window (above the main cathedral entrance) is the oldest example of stained glass at Notre Dame dating from 1220. It has a diameter of 9.6 meters and is composed of three circles around a central medallion showing the Virgin and the Child.

The North and South roses date from 1270. They have diameters of 12.9 meters. The windows were commissioned by King Saint Louis and the architects were Jean de Chelles and later Pierre de Montreuil.

The North rose is dedicated to the Old Testament with predominantly violet shades of color. The North rose has retained more of its original glass than any other at Notre-Dame.

The South rose underwent drastic restorations in 1728 and 1862 and caused disruption to the original design.

A short book is sold at the cathedral book shop which goes into more detail on the windows.
Type of building where window is located: Church

Cathedral of Notre Dame
Paris, France

Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Every Day

Hours of Operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 6:45 PM

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