"Examine the Grand South Transept Porch" Dol-de-Bretagne Things to Do Tip by hquittner

Dol-de-Bretagne Things to Do: 8 reviews and 34 photos

  The Grand Porch (looking North)
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  • The Grand Porch (looking North) - Dol-de-Bretagne
      The Grand Porch (looking North)
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  • The Grand Porch (looking East) - Dol-de-Bretagne
      The Grand Porch (looking East)
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  • Inside View with Trefoil Doors - Dol-de-Bretagne
      Inside View with Trefoil Doors
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  • Arch Voussoirs - Dol-de-Bretagne
      Arch Voussoirs
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  • Framing Bas-Reliefs (Death of a Bishop) - Dol-de-Bretagne
      Framing Bas-Reliefs (Death of a Bishop)
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The great Porch was erected in the 14C but was finished under a 15C Bishop (Coeuret) who had power and funds. The opening and the side window arches are framed-in by carvings which seem to feature various saintly lives. The arches are recessed with carved voussoirs and there is fine stone tracery in the windows. The porch is large and heavily buttressed; the niches do not have statues. The doors into the church have recessed arches and a trefoil entry.

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  • Written Oct 19, 2007
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