The history of this Basilica is really tied up with the town. Read the general information about Pope Ubain IV outside as he founded this church and oversaw the design which is beautiful. Lovely flying buttresses and lace stone work. A must see. Information in both French and English.
The church surprises as the buttresses from the outside are thin and graceful. Impression confirmed in the interior as there is no triforium only huge clerestory windows with stained glass allowing coloured light to stream in. It's as if the walls have given way to frame the stained glass masterpieces.
The outside has many arches or flying buttresses and gargoyes used to drain rainwater. The inside stained glass is worth the viewing. They also have three bells on display. For the first time, someone was dusting away the cobwebs. Never really thought about it but it must be a task. He was using a long pole with a brush on... 更多
My wife and some friends from Holland drove down from Reims to tour the wonderful historic town of Troyes, and as soon as we ascended the elevator from the Cathedral parking lot, we were at the Basilique Saint-Urbain. This is a beautiful structure, inside and out. Though France is of course well known for its multiple historic churches, this has... 更多
This is one of many lovely churches in Troyes. It has a lot of history, wonderful architecture and stained glass windows that reflect beautifully inside - providing the sun is shining. The whole town of Troyes has interest and history so it is well worth a visit if you are in the area.
When we first saw Saint-Urbain in 1987, it was in sad shape. The choir windows were boarded up because the... 更多
It's a small gothic Church but very beautiful dedicated also to the Pope Urbano IV. Nice to remember the legend... 更多