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The Basilica of Saint Clotilde is the clearest example of French neo-Gothic.
The design of the basilica was developed in 1846. The construction lasted only 6 years and was finally completed with the consecration of the temple in 1853.
Two years later, in front of the altar of the basilica, the installation of an organ began, which was first used in services in 1859 ... Many Parisian organists fought for the right to play this instrument during services, and this honor went only to a select few.
In 1896, the basilica received the status of a Minor Basilica at the initiative of Pope Leo XIII.
The appearance of the basilica is reminiscent of many Gothic temples, in the center above the main nave you can see the signature Gothic stained glass window – `` rose ''. On either side of the main nave, there are two symmetrical pointed towers, each about 70 meters high. The general plan of the temple is made in the form of a Latin cross.
The interior of the basilica is luxurious enough for a typical Gothic temple. On the walls there are many paintings depicting the Blessed Virgin, and the facade and part of the interior interiors, including the chapels, are decorated with sculptures by famous French masters.
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Topic: Basilica of Saint Clotilde in France, Paris resort.