Location Country: France














Glass fills a staggering three quarters of this chapel’s walls. The entire building serves as a reliquary for the crown of thorns.

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris




Above the entrance to Amiens, animated figures and flowing drapery attest to the increasing naturalism of Gothic sculpture in the 13th century.

Amiens Cathedral


Lacking access to the cafes and bars male Impressionists painted, Morisot mastered intimate domestic interiors.

Berthe Morisot, The Cradle


Weightless walls of glass and lifelike sculpture—in its freedom and invention, the great cathedral at Reims typifies High Gothic style.

Reims Cathedral




Preparations for a Sacrifice, fragment from an architectural relief, c. mid-first century C.E., marble, 172 x 211 cm / 67¾ x 83⅛ inches (Musée du Louvre, Paris)
Animal sacrifice played an important role in ancient Roman religion, but what was involved in the preparation?

Preparations for a Sacrifice




Maison Carrée, c. 4-7 C.E.
This well-preserved building in modern-day France is a textbook example of a Vitruvian temple.

Maison Carrée