Cléry-Saint-André Things to Do
Of course there would be a staute od St. Jacques as a pilgrime; a fine polychrome one. The ceilng of the chapel and the upper walls have detailed plaster work with repeated figures such as beggars sacks and devices of Anne de Bretagne and others. This was the first resting stop on the way to Compestela from Orleans. Note the fine Virgin statue of the 16C.
The high altar of the church of Clery is a 19C creation with an elaborate reredos. Nestled within its upper part is an oak statue purported to have been found at the site in 1280 of a Madonna with Child on her lap. Behind and further up in the east wall are the windows of the choir. The eastern window still has its original stained glass. It was created for Henri III. Its upper part displays the Miracle of the Pentacost while in the lower part at the center is Henri III establishing the Order of the Holy Ghost surrounded by the Evangelists. The south aisle leads to the remaining few chapels and their fine entries.Related to:
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Louis XI died in 1483 and had chosen this place as his resting place many years earlies and had even tried out his coffin many years earlier. He had a great affection for the church and came here to make difficult decisions jn prayer. His life-size statue on the top of the tomb was created by the sculptor Bourdin and replaces a bronze one destroyed by the Huguenots in 1562. The king looks at the Virgin on the altar. The remains of Louis and Charlotte de Savoie after the 16C desecration, along with retainer of the King, one de Chatel who saved his life in battle, are in a vault nearby. Here is also the heart of Charles VIII.