Location Country: France

Even almost 950 years after its construction was begun, St. Sernin remains a religious structure that awes and inspires the pilgrims who still visit.

Basilica of Saint-Sernin

Francis had great reason to emphasize his wealth and magnanimity. For years he had been at war with the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, a gamble that continued to go poorly for the French king.

The Gallery of Francis I at Fontainebleau ...

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