"Build chapels where we can pray for the soldiers." Domrémy-la-Pucelle Things to Do Tip by kokoryko
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The inside of the basilica is something I would call a display of nationalist militarism “holyfied” by the Roman Catholic church, as this statue exemplifies (picture 1), where on the pedestal, the title of the tip is written (. . . dead for the homeland).
This chapel is not exactly an architectural marvel and the décor inside has not a real style to me, and besides the many paints of Jeanne (picture 2), you can see giant paints depicting the life of Jeanne, from the time when she heard the voices (picture 3) to the time she died on the stake in Rouen, through the important events of her life, like her entrance in Orleans (picture 4); there are eight giant paints.
Of course she was commissioned by God, and it is recalled in the cupola ceiling paint above the altar (picture 5).
Well, I passed by, so I had a stop at Jeanne’s place. . . . These religion-nationalism-militarism things are very (really very) far from my way to look at the world and history, but it is fascinating in some way, impressive to see how history can be written (with true(more or less) facts); I was interested to see this place where a French myth was born.
Directions: Two kilometres south of the village; follow a small road on the left bank of the Meuse.
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