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Gothic architecture: presentation and characteristics

able to color it with stained glass. These stained glass windows depicting biblical scenes, the lives of the saints, or sometimes daily life in the Middle Ages served to edify the faithful, in the manner of a catechism in images. They also participated in the symbolism of divine light and were in ...

25
Mar
2008

The commedia dell'arte: origins and characters

t are the origins of commedia dell'arte? Commedia dell'arte is attested in Italy around 1550, but its origins are said to go back to the farces of the Middle Ages. This theatrical genre is said to have originated with the first prose comedy by Angelo Beolco, known as Ruzzante. This form of popula ...

23
Feb
2011

The Colosseum: an emblematic monument of Rome

Yet, in the 1st century AD, this amphitheatre was called 'Flavian amphitheatre', after the dynasty of emperors who had it built. It was not until the Middle Ages that the building took its current name, in reference to a colossal statue of Nero located nearby. This amphitheatre is the largest eve ...

08
Dec
2011

Gold and Silver Wonders: an exceptional exhibition in the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel

r centuries The pieces that will be exhibited in the Salle des Hôtes of Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey are representative of different eras, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Thanks to the Gold and Silver Wonders exhibition, visitors will be able to learn more about ancient know-how and ...

28
July
2021

The Night of the Castles: a magical event

me visitors for night visits off the beaten track. Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover or rediscover magnificent estates dating from the Middle Ages to the 18th century! A fun way to preserve heritage The start-up Dartagnans, created in 2015 to support castle owners in the restorat ...

14
Oct
2021

Franche-Comté: 5 good reasons to visit Montbéliard in winter

ies, we should particularly mention la verquelure, a woven fabric characteristic of the Montbéliard region. This fabric, whose manufacture dates back to the Middle Ages, was once used to cover pillows, bolsters and quilts or to make tablecloths and towels. Today, this know-how has been redisc ...

10
Nov
2021

Christmas in Alsace: 5 ideas for an unforgettable stay

e local traditions over the centuries. At the castle, there are no garlands of lights! The Christmas trees are decorated with apples and hosts as in the Middle Ages. This year, the temporary exhibition is devoted to festive tableware, with earthenware and porcelain from the 1900s and pewter po ...

17
Nov
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

to take a tour in the tanners' district. On the Quai des tanneurs, you can admire half-timbered houses dating from three different periods: - the Middle Ages (late 13th -15th centuries) - the Rhenish Renaissance (15th-17th centuries) - the 18th century. The most remarkable half- ...

02
Dec
2021