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    Bours Castle

    by wandeljp Updated Jan 10, 2010

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    It's the town hal now

    BOURS CASTLE

    Proud, indestructible, a such guard it takes care on this beautiful village, nested in his bosky bower.

    That stories it could tell us, crossing the fury of the men and time...

    Guided tours for the groups on go. The guided tours are free, they last of 1h with 1h15.

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    Fier et indestructible, ce témoin du passé veille, autoritaire, sur le petit village depuis des siècles. Au coeur d'une petite vallée verdoyantes, je suis sûr qu'il vous racontera, comme il l'a fait à moi-même les anecdotes de son histoire dans la traversée de l'histoire et du temps .

    Visites commentées et guidées pour les groupes sur rendez-vous. Ouvert le dimanche après midi en saison. La visite dure environ 1h à 1h15 et est gratuite.

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    Saint Jean Baptiste - inside: paintings

    by Mikebond Updated Sep 9, 2007

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    Rubens's Deposition
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    This is the masterpiece of Saint Jean Baptiste: a Deposition by Pieter Paul Rubens, whose mannerism is evident in Christ's body, that looks green. I particularly love the blond Madeleine, painted with a lot of curves, in contrast with the stiffness of the other characters.
    Apart from Rubens's painting, worth remarking are also the painted windows of the church, like the ones you see in the second and third photos.

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    Saint Jean Baptiste - inside: architecture

    by Mikebond Written Aug 29, 2007

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    The interior of Saint John the Baptist is very interesting from the architectural point of view. It consists of a nave with two aisles. Look at the two altars: the high altar with the statue of the Christ and the other altar with Mary and the Child.
    There is also an organ (though not a very beautiful one). However, what may already have caught your attention is a painting, and not by an ordinary artist...

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    Saint Jean Baptiste - overview

    by Mikebond Written Aug 28, 2007

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    Saint Jean Baptiste
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    When my parents and I saw its tower from the Grand' Place, we thought it was the belfry, since Saint John the Baptist's wasn't even mentioned in our guidebook. Indeed, this church was an interesting discovery.
    It was rebuilt in 1918 in the original late Romanesque - early Gothic style. If outside it looks simple and austere (Romanesque), inside it is very bright and wide (Gothic), with coloured windows, sculpted altars and a Deposition by Rubens, which I will show to you in the next tip.

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    The Heros

    by Applelyn Written Jun 11, 2006

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    The memorial is for the adjudant of the sappers firemen, wacquers, former city council men Of Arras, and out of the Glasson sapper, killed on 10 July 1915, as a combatant, the fire of this eclise, under a violent one bombardment. These are words translated from the walls of the chapel.

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    The colours of fall

    by Maillekeukeul Written Nov 27, 2004

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    Close to the St Vaast church, the colours of fall 2004 are flourishing over the walls...

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    Fronting St Vaas church's front...

    by Maillekeukeul Written Nov 26, 2004

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    A narrow path, fronting St Vaas Church... It's a typical view from the small cities in the North of France...

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