Eglise Orthodoxe Roumaine

The Eglise Orthodoxe Roumaine (Romanian Orthodox Church) is an orthodox church in the 5th arrondissement of Paris.

Above, there was a choir rehearsal when I visited so I could not get closer.

Above, golden mosaic on the facade.


Basilique de Saint-Denis

The Basilique de Saint-Denis (Basilica of Saint Denis) is a large catholic church in the city of Saint-Denis, north of Paris. A church was present on the site starting from the 5th century. In 636, the relics of Saint Denis, a patron saint of France and famous cephalophore, were reinterred in the basilica. It then became the burial place of the French Kings with nearly every king from the 10th to the 18th centuries being buried there. The church was rebuilt in pretty much its current form in the 12th century.

Above, tomb of Henri II and Catherine de Médicis. While the church is freely accessible,  getting near the tombs requires buying a ticket.

Above, statue of Saint Denis, after his decapitation.

Above, feet in the tomb of François 1er.

Above, tomb of François 1er.

Above, memorial to Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Their tombs is in the Bourbon crypt.

Above, tomb of Henri II.

Above, tomb of Louis XII.

Above, tomb of Clovis.

Above, tomb of Dagobert.

Above, crypt with the tombs of Bourbon kings.

Above, archaeological crypt. Those tombs are the oldest in the church. They were discovered in the 19th century and are thought to date from the end of Roman times.

Above, tomb of Louis XIV (of Versailles fame).

Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont

Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont is a catholic church located on Montagne Saint-Geneviève right next to the Panthéon. Its construction was completed in the 17th century. The church contains the shrine of Sainte-Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. It also houses the remains of Blaise Pascal and is well known for its stained glasses (Galerie du cloître du charnier).

Above, stoup near the entrance.

Above, tomb of Pascal.

Above, shrine of Sainte-Geneviève, patron saint of Paris.

Above, gallery with numerous stained glasses.

Above, Noah’s ark with a unicorn.

Above, baptismal font.

Old Québec

Old Quebec (Vieux Québec) is a historic neighbourhood of Quebec City. It is the most popular destination for visitors and contains many old buildings and landmarks, such as Château Frontenac, Edifice Price or Notre-Dame de Québec. It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Above, Place d’Armes, in the upper town of the Old City.

Above, Musée du Fort.

Above, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, an Anglican church.

Above, Edifice Price.

Above, Halloween decoration near City Hall.

Above, Hôtel de Ville de Québec (City Hall).

Above, Laval University.

Above, Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec.

Above, tomb of François de Laval, the first bishop of Québec, in the funeral chapel.

Above, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville.

Above, Monument to Louis Hébert, in Parc Montmorency.

Above, lower town of Old Québec.

Above, on the way to the lower town.

Above, people and shops in Quartier Petit-Champlain.

Above, funicular to the upper town and Château Frontenac.

Above, Château Frontenac.

Above, Place Royale.

Above, bust of King Louis XIV of France.

Above, La Vivrière fountain.

Above, La Fresque des Québecois.

Above, back in the upper town.