Found project: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis


    Project : Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis

    Language variant : Senlis Cathedral

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 1191

    Locality : Senlis

    Country : France

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    "It is in Senlis, old city of the Sylvanectes, that Saint Rieul, the illustrious companion of St. Denis, brought to the Sylvanectes the good news of the Gospel. Christians constituted then a very few number and had to hide to celebrate the solemnities of the new cult, thus the first church was built only in the beginning of the fifth century. It was a small chapel with tiny dimensions, and thus was replaced in 990 by a much larger edifice, which itself was destroyed by fire in the beginning of the twelfth century. At that time architecture has made great progress and had emerged from the grasp of inflexible rules of the Greek and Roman art: the medieval edifice begins to grow, to spring to the heaven...Thibaut, bishop of Senlis, seeing his cathedral ruined by the fire, appeals to the faith of his people, surrounds himself with skilled workers and finally lays the foundations of a building much larger than the previous, which was completed in 1191, and which we can still admire."

    Revue de l’art chrétien, recueil mensuel d’archéologie religieuse dirigé par M. l’abbé J. Corblet, H. Casterman, Paris, Tournai, 1863, pp. 5–6.

    Ed. and transl. Adzhoa Makkonen



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    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis
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    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis
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    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis
    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski