Cathedral of St. Louis, Blois

Heading back to the town of Blois for a bit, we look at the Cathedral of St. Louis, an interesting mix of old and newer additions. Portions date from Gothic style all the way up to the Seventeenth Century and the Baroque.

Which brings me to an interesting revelation; after the Gothic, French ecclesiastic architecture has little to no influence on American churches. As I walked around Paris and other cities, I saw a strange interpretation of the Italian Baroque, obviously brought over the Alps by young artists and architects who had studied in Rome for their early artistic education, but the results are idiosyncratic.

But it’s still an interesting cathedral, and the smallest I saw in my travels.

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