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.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Roofscape of the cardinal's mausoleum in Paris


The roofscape of the chapel of the Sorbonne in Paris,
resting place of the cardinal duc, Proviseur - rector - of the institution.
photo: Gala Ringger - with thanks and appreciation
Design by Jacques Lermercier - premier architecte du roy.
Richelieu's tomb within
Portait of Jacques Lemercier by Philip de Champaigne,
 Louis XIII's court painter


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