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  • Fountain Near Church Parvis( Spire St Jean)
    Fountain Near Church Parvis( Spire St...
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  • Picture from Ruins of Abbaye St.-Jean
    Picture from Ruins of Abbaye St.-Jean
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    Three Level Nave
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    St.-Jean: More of the Ruins

    by hquittner Written Feb 19, 2007

    The presence of beauty in the face of ugly destruction is hard to walk away from. So here is more of what we saw: three views of statues on the facade, the Gothic roofing of the refectory and a quiet garden.

    Crucifixion The Magdalen ? Another Mourner (actually two) The ceiling of the Refectory What is left of the Garden
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    The Ancient Abbaye St.-Jean-des-Vignes...

    by hquittner Written Feb 19, 2007

    About 0.6 km south of the cathedral is the lonely Abbaye de St.-Jean-des-Vignes. Its great church was built between the 13-15C, part in Flamboyant style. It was ordered to be demolished in 1805 but protests led to the destruction not being completed. Much of the facade remains, as do 2 bays of the small Renaissance cloister, two galleries of the large cloister, the Refectory and the Cellar. plus intervening gardens. You may be the only persons there. We were totally alone on a sunny warm Sunday afternoon.

    The Ruined Facade The Small Cloister (Renaissance) The Large Old Cloister The Refectory The Cellar
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    Look at the Newer Stained Glass Too

    by hquittner Written Feb 19, 2007

    The stained glass of the Rose Windows (West and North) and of the rosette-roses in the South transept is finely made with deep color andd a modern conservative style. In the West end is a fine organ as well.

    W. Rose behind Organ Loft Center of W. Rose North Transept Rose Lancets of North Transept Rose Southe Transept Rosette
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  • Campanile Soissons

    Rue Jacques Brel, Zac De Chevreux, Soissons, 2200,

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Premiere Classe Soissons

    Rue Jacques Brel, Espace de l'Archer, Soissons, 02200, France

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • SOISSONS - PC

    RUE BREL ESPACE DE L'ARCHER/ZAC DE CHEVREUSE

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