Place Belle Croix - Avignon - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PaulLassiter
N 43° 57.089 E 004° 48.974
31T E 645734 N 4868088
Quick Description: [FR] Croix des carrefours dans la cité papale. [EN] A Cross of crossroads in the papal city.
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 9/20/2018 9:23:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ6W0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
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Long Description:
[FR]
Ce fut au cours du XVe siècle qu'apparut une nouveauté architecturale dans la cité papale, les « croix des carrefours » ou « croix couvertes » car placées sous une voûte supportée par des piliers. Avignon compta jusqu'à sept de ces « Belles Croix » et celle de la Carreterie était considérée comme la plus belle.

La « Belle Croix » fut détruite en 1792 mais rebatie durant le XIXe siècle.

[EN]
It was during the fifteenth century that appeared an architectural novelty in the papal city, the "cross of crossroads" or "cross covered" because placed under a vault supported by pillars. Avignon counted up to seven of these "Beautiful Crosses" and that of the Carreterie was considered the most beautiful.

The "Belle Croix" was destroyed in 1792 but rebuilt during the nineteenth century.
Type of cross: Latin cross

Material used: Stone (granite, sandstone, marble, ...)

Characteristics of this cross:
[EN] Small obelisk surmounted by an iron cross. [FR] Petit obélisque surmontée d'une croix de fer.


Describe the location:
[EN] crossroads between rue des Infirmières and rue Carreterie which took the name of Belle-Croix. [FR] carrefour en patte-d’oie entre la rue des Infirmières et la rue Carreterie, qui a pris le nom de Belle-Croix.


Is this cross commemorative ?: Don't know...

Year of manufacture: Not listed

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