Notre Dame De La Treille, Lille

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  • Door of the cathedral
    Door of the cathedral
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  • Door of the cathedral
    Door of the cathedral
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  • Façade from the outside
    Façade from the outside
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    Door of the cathedral

    by Nemorino Updated Nov 30, 2013

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    An interesting feature of the cathedral is the front door, made of metal in a grid pattern with small bas-relief sculptures at some of the junctions.

    If I have understood correctly, this was the last work of the French sculptor Georges Jeanclos (1933-1997), completed shortly before his death.

    Directions: Location and photo of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Treille on monumentum.fr
    V’Lille bicycle station 20, Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille (Place Gilleson)
    Website: http://www.cathedralelille.com/

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    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Treille

    by Nemorino Written Nov 30, 2013

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    This is a young cathedral. They didn’t even start building it until around 1860. Most of it is in nineteenth century Neo-Gothic style, but the façade at the front (facing northeast) is in a style that the cathedral’s website calls ‘the Neo-Gothic of the 21st century’ – even though it was in fact completed in 1999, a year (or two) before the 21st century began.

    This new modernistic façade replaced an earlier temporary wall made of bricks, from the year 1947.

    Second photo: Inside the cathedral.

    Third photo: When you are inside the cathedral, if you turn back and look towards the new façade, you can see the sunlight shining through the large center panel of translucent Portuguese marble.

    Fourth photo: The façade as seen from the outside.

    Directions: Location and photo of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Treille on monumentum.fr
    V’Lille bicycle station 20, Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille (Place Gilleson)
    Website: http://www.cathedralelille.com/

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    The cathedral (2)

    by wandeljp Updated Feb 28, 2008

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    Fa��ade, backside

    The cathedral inside

    The interior is a lot more impressive than the exterior one.

    After being enter, you return: the view is spectacular. What appeared exterior one a dull gray facade is transformed to the interior in a true curtain translucently in marble!

    The sun game offers yellow and ocher colors . The rosary of 7M of diameter is a work of Ladislas Kijno and represents the resurrection ¨

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    L'intérieur est beaucoup plus impressionnant que l'extérieur.

    Après être entrez, retournez-vous: la vue est spectaculaire. Ce qui paraissait de l'extérieur une terne façade grise c'est transformé à l'intérieur en un véritable rideau translucide en marbre !

    Le jeu du soleil offre des couleurs jaunes ocres ; La rosace de 7m de diamètre est une oeuvre de Ladislas Kijno et représente la résurrection.

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    The cathedral

    by wandeljp Updated Feb 22, 2008

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    Cathedral Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille

    The construction dates back to 1854. It is situated exactly to the location of the former castle, city heart. This was not without problems: the works were stopped more then one time: money lacked. The achievement dates back to 1999.

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    Sa construction date de 1854. Elle est située exactement à l'emplacement de l'ancien château, coeur de la ville.
    Ce ne fut pas sans problèmes: les travaux furent arrêtés plus d'une fois: l'argent manquait.
    L'achèvement date de 1999.

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    Notre Dame De La Treille

    by nhcram Updated Nov 9, 2004

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    Rose wndow and doors- Notre Dame

    This is a truly amazing church. The first stone was laid in 1854, work was halted in 1947 and it was finally completed in 1999. For years Lille was famous for having an incomplete neo-Gothic cathedral.
    The Rose window above the main doors is lovely and was designed by Kijno.
    The doors themselves were designed by holocaust survivor George Jeancios. Outside the church there s a nice piazza.

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