Rocks of Ages...

Luçon is very near the Atlantic coast, and its cathedral has fallen to many a storm from the seas nearby.  Every church in the world is unique, but this one is so due to the classical designs that are built on and around the Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque features of this remarkable cathedral.  Here we have a sample: doric caps on the columns decorating the western facade.  This facade features all the other elements of the Classical revival of 17th-century France.  This is the glory age of Richelieu and of the Sun King Louis XIV.  It's impossible to give you the whole story, but this church has rocks from almost every glory age of French art -- this is just a thousand years or so, but it seems like ages to me...



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