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  • Pl. de la Republique & Old Market in Rain
    Pl. de la Republique & Old Market in...
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  • Moses on the South Gable
    Moses on the South Gable
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  • The North Transept Door and Gable
    The North Transept Door and Gable
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    A View from the Courtyard South of the Church 3 more images

    by hquittner Written Aug 20, 2008

    The Archbishop's Palace is next to the church (south). It is a fine mid-13C structure with Burgundian colored tile roof and fine windows on the west face that were restored by Viollet-le-Duc. It houses a consolidation of two Regional museums (we did not visit these because our time had been compromised by the rain).

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    The Ten Commandments 3 more images

    by hquittner Written Aug 20, 2008

    Very old 12C stained glass windows have been preserved at Sens. (It helps to know what stories to identify in each window and how to identify each one). We did not find such assistance and these are guesses. The richness of the colors here has never been surpassed.

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    The North Transept Rose 4 more images

    by hquittner Written Aug 20, 2008

    In 1500 Sens was still an influential ecclesiastical city with an Archbishop. Fontainbleau was active nearby and Paris was a small place (the modern Louvre as a palace was only started in 1545). In 1489 the Archbishop engaged Martin Chambiges to draw up designs for the transept (Sens had none) and statuary were then commissioned. In 1501 the building began on the North side and his son finished the South side in 1516. This is Flamboyant Gothic at its best and symbolizes the vigorous spirit of the times. Above the North Gable is Abraham (the door is so named) and above the South Gable is Moses.

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    by vodkablim Written Apr 6, 2005

    In Sens there are two main night club. The two are sharing their population every Year. I explain: One year the best is La Centrale (ex: Eclipse), next year it's the Atlantide wich is most popular. I dont know in this time which on is the best.

    If you want having good time, i advise you to go in Pubs: just beer and music!

    Dress Code: It depend time!

    I advise you not to go in with tennis shoes but sometime it's ok.

    In Atlantide there a room with people about 30 years with 80's and 90's music. You need a shirt to enter (boys of course).

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Sens Local Customs

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    Clothes for Sale (Side of Church) 1 more image

    by hquittner Written Aug 20, 2008

    This market emphasizes soft goods and apparatus needed by local people. Imagine buying a suit in the rain! It is obvious that there is little tourist trade here (after all my Tips are the first on Sens and VT is in its eighth year). We were quite damp by the time we found that the foods we needed were in the old covered market.

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