The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Wednesday 23 May 2007

Our Lady of Richelieu

The church of Our Lady of Richelieu designed by Jacques Lemercier viewed across the half-renovated town market square. Lemercier's building follows the church of the Jesuits in Rome , Il Jesu, by Vignola of 1584. Other famous Lemercier buidings in Paris are the Chapel of the Sorbonne, the church of Val-de-Grâce and the Pavilion de l'Horloge in the Louvre.


Abbé Henri Proust said...

Rather better than the first picture, I think!

Anonymous said...

What a lot of rubble!

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