Found project: Basilique de St-Martin


    Project : Basilique de St-Martin

    Language variant : Basilica of St. Martin

    Architect : Laloux, Victor

    Completion: 1924

    Locality : Tours

    Country : France

    Building style : Byzantine Revival

    Description :

    "Classified as a historical monument in 1840, the Romanesque basilica has been reconstructed at the behest of the catholic militant Léon Dupont, who in 1860 announced the rediscovery of the tomb of Martin of Tours. In the face of this, it was decided to build a new edifice on the grounds of the former collegial church of Saint-Martin (which became stables in 1797 and destroyed in 1798). The new church of smaller dimensions is built of limestone, dimension stone, granite and marble. The crypt was opened in 1889, the basilica in 1890 before being consecrated in 1925."

    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilique_Saint-Martin_de_Tours"L.E2.80.99.C3.A9difice_actuel (June 15, 2011).

    Ed. and trans. Adzhoa Makkonen



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