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Chapel de Rosquelfen

Chapel de Rosquelfen

Laniscat, FR

Located in Laniscat, in the Côtes-d'Armor, the chapel Notre-Dame de Rosquelfen dates from the second half of the 14th century. Inside you will discover rich and interesting furniture and, outside, a classified Calvary monument dating from the sixteenth century.

Abbaye aux Dames

Abbaye aux Dames

Saintes, FR

First women's abbey in Saintonge, the Ladies' Abbey was founded in 1047. These powerful Benedictine moniales printed currency and had a taste for business.

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Saintes

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Saintes

Saintes, FR

A massive bell tower and a flamboyant portal characterize the exterior of this church, built for the most part in the 15th century. Inside, Gothic unity and simplicity of a decoration confining to skinning.

St Mary

St Mary

Maiden Newton, GB

The church stands among the trees on the bank of the River Frome. Beyond are peaceful meadows and the rush of the water. There would have been a stone built church here in Saxon times, probably before 787 AD. In that year the Danes came in from the sea, raiding these parts, and burning the Saxon churches.

Église Saint-Pierre de Firminy

Église Saint-Pierre de Firminy

Firminy, FR

The Saint-Pierre de Firminy church, also called "Le Corbusier church", was built between 1973 and 2006 and is one of the last projects of Le Corbusier (1887-1965). The concrete church is now part of the visitable site "Le Corbusier" which contains UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Basilica of-Eutrope Church

Basilica of-Eutrope Church

Saintes, FR

To honour the relics of Saint Eutropius of Saintes (3rd or 4th century), Benedictine monks founded a monastery in the 9th century and built a two-storey church. The church acquired its Gothic bell tower later in the 15th century (1478-1496). The Benedictine monastery being abolished in 1789, the building became a parish church.

All Saints

All Saints

Longstanton, GB

The first known reference to the village is in 1070 as Stantona, an enclosed settlement of stoney ground. The Doomsday Book of 1086 refers to Stantune and the name Longstanton was in use in 1282.

Basel Synagogue

Basel Synagogue

Basel, CH

The synagogue in Basel, also known as the Great Synagogue, was built between 1866 and 1869. The synagogue was first enlarged in 1892 with the addition of a second dome, and the building was restored after the Second World War in 1947.

St Mary

St Mary

Sisland, GB

The construction of Sisland church possibly started soon after the Norman Conquest, although very little of this early building now remains. Seen from the lane it is a thatched brick building, whitewashed except for where the windows and doors are picked out in red brick. There are heavy buttresses, which seem quite unnecessary, and a wooden bell tower rises at the east end.

Basel Minster

Basel Minster

Basel, CH

Basel Cathedral was built between 1019 and 1500 in Romanesque and Gothic style. The cathedral obtains its recognizable red colour thanks to the red sandstone used for its construction. The old Catholic church became Protestant during the 16th century.

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Religiana, a project by Future for Religious Heritage, presents a catalogue of beatiful and inspiring buildings, helping you experience Europe's history, today!