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The Church Notre-Dame-de-Bon: photo description (Collegiale Notre-Dame de Beaune)

The Church of Notre-Dame in Beaune has a special status of the Basilica from 1958 and historical monument since 1840. The building was built from the XII to the XV century, inside the Church holds many unique and ancient works of sacred art.

Originally the building was built in the XII-XIII century, but in the first half of the XIII century, the Church had a fire, after which the building was restored and its separate parts (e.g., apse and Windows are deambulatory) was rebuilt. So in the structure of the Romanesque style has elements of the Gothic, which, however, has not acquired the dominant values and the building of the Church is perceived primarily as a work of Romanesque architecture. In the ensemble of the Church, there are older buildings and elements, such as lateral chapels, built in the XIV-XVI centuries, the portal of the fourteenth century and the Gothic spire of the end of the XVI century. In the mid-nineteenth century Church of Notre-Dame was restored by the project of Maurice Urdu.

Cultural treasures, which features this Church are tapestries of the fifteenth century, Flemish weavers in the sketches of Pierre Spicer, artist from Burgundy. Spike created for the Church, and several of frescoes. The series of tapestries consists of five paintings measuring two by six meters, which depict scenes from the life of the virgin Mary. The tapestries were commissioned to decorate the choir and even six centuries later successfully perform this function. At the end of the XIX century tapestries was recognized as a historical monument, even a hundred years later they were restored. Today woven pattern attract many curious visitors to this temple.

Among other works of sacred art kept in the Church of Notre-Dame, is a statue of the Black Madonna, made in the XII century, frescoes of the XV and XVI centuries, as well as sculptures created in the period from XII to XVII century.