Collégiale Notre-Dame - Dole, France
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N 47° 05.550 E 005° 29.683
31T E 689330 N 5218463
Quick Description: [EN] The collegiate church Notre-Dame de Dole is established in the old town, which is wrapped around it. [FR] La collégiale Notre-Dame de Dole est établie dans la vieille ville, qui s'enroule autour d'elle.
Location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Date Posted: 8/22/2017 5:03:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMWE72
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
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Long Description:

Built in the 16th century after the looting under Louis XI, it symbolizes the rise of the city.

Its powerful 73-meter high bell-tower evokes the intensity of the religious struggles of the time. Inside, you will be struck by the volume of volumes, accentuated by the affirmed sobriety of its lines of a late Gothic.

Its furnishings and decorations, offered by the highest notables of the city, constitute the first works of the Renaissance doloise.

You will contemplate the exceptional large organ with 3,500 pipes built by the German Riepp, one of the very rare specimens of the XVIIIth century in France.

His consecration in 1951 also earned him the title of minor basilica. The object of an important restoration program over the last 20 years, it offers to the eye of the visitor all the brilliance of a jewel.

Sources : The Church

Construite au XVIème siècle après les pillages subis sous Louis XI, elle symbolise le relèvement de la cité.

Son puissant clocher-porche haut de 73 mètres évoque l'intensité des luttes religieuses de l'époque. A l'intérieur, vous serez frappé par l'ampleur des volumes, qu'accentue la sobriété affirmée de ses lignes d'un gothique tardif.

Son mobilier et ses décorations, offerts par les plus hauts notables de la ville, constituent les premières œuvres de la Renaissance doloise.

Vous contemplerez l'exceptionnel grand orgue aux 3.500 tuyaux construit par l'allemand Riepp, l'un des très rares spécimens du XVIIIème siècle en France.

Sa consécration en 1951, lui vaut également le qualificatif de basilique mineure. Objet d'un important programme de restauration sur les 20 dernières années, elle offre aujourd'hui à l’œil du visiteur tout l'éclat d'un joyau.

Sources : L’Eglise

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