Grand Théâtre de Provence – Aix-en-Provence

Grand Theatre de Provence © Classictic

A State-Of-The-Art Performing Arts Complex: The Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence’s performing arts complex, opened on 29 June 2007 with the inaugural performance of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre. The Grand Théâtre de Provence was part of a comprehensive redevelopment of Aix-en-Provence city centre and whilst Wagner’s opera marked the beginning of the artistic and cultural […]

Notre-Dame – The Finest of French Gothic Architecture

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris is the Official chair, of the Archbishop of Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral was commissioned by the Bishop Maurice de Sully in 1160 when he was elected Bishop of Paris. With the strong economic and population growth in Paris and the choice of Paris as the capital of France, Bishop de Sully decided […]

Sainte-Chapelle – A Gateway to Heaven

Sainte Chapelle Upper Chapel, Paris

One of the greatest Architectural masterpieces: This small chapel is a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic architecture and one of the most amazing visual experiences of Paris. Much of this is due to its stained glass windows which surround the entire upper floor.  So stunningly beautiful are its stained glass interior that even in the Middle […]

La Madeleine – a Church Dedicated to Mary Magdalene

La Madaleine, Paris

Built as a temple to honour the glory of Napoleon’s Army: La Madeleine is a church dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, but when it was built, it was intended as a temple to honour the glory of Napoleon’s army.   Its style is Neo-Classical and it was inspired by the Maison Carrée in Nimes, but  had […]