Archives de Tag: Monuments nationaux

Marie et les lieux disparus no. 2 : La Rotonde des Valois

Dans la nef de la basilique de Saint-Denis, les visiteurs peuvent admirer trois mausolées grandioses du 16ème siècle : celui de Louis XII et d’Anne de Bretagne, celui de François Ier et de Claude de France, puis celui d’Henri II et de Catherine de Médicis. Ce dernier a traversé cinq cent ans quasi intact et a […]

Renaissance living comfort

When nobility and royalty were travelling from palace to palace, tapestries, carpets and wooden furniture were taken along to furnish the various rooms. But how were these interiors made comfortable, and how their inhabitants were sheltered from the summer heat or winter cold ? Tapestries have been used not only as decoration and signs of […]