Touraine, with Normandy & Brittany; Their Celtic Monuments and Ancient Castles, Pleasant Watering-Places and Rocky Islands
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...glass are of the 13th century. The church of St. Jacques belongs to the 15th century. In the chapel of the Hospice are preserved the alb, chasuble, and some other things which belonged to Thomas a Becket. The Palais Episcopal, at the east end of St. Pierre, now contains the Law Courts, Picture Gallery, Library, etc. The Salle Doree, of the 17th century, is adorned with paintings in polychrome, and hung with splendid tapestry in Russia leather, valued at 45 fr. the yard, etc. The Chambre Rouge has two good paintings--the Duke of Burgundy, and Jupiter suckled by the she-goat. The Museum (open Sundays 1 to 4, Thursdays 1 to 8) has a few good paintings, including a splendid one of Carracci (the Plague-stricken); a Flemish scene by Tnniers; and a beautiful Crucifixion by an unknown artist, from the church of St. Jacques. ROUTE 19.--Honpleur. The original site of Lisieux was on an eminence, three quarters of a mile westwards, where, half-a-century before Christ, stood the populous and flourishing capital of the Lexovii, noticed in Caesar's Commentaries under the name of Neomagus Lexoviorum. li mile from Lisieux is a curious half-timber mansion of the 16th century, called Les Pavements. 2 miles distant in the valley of Orbec is the Chateau de Beuvillers, another half-timber mansion of the 16th century. 7 miles northeast from Lisieux is Fumichon, a brick and stone edifice of various periods, but chiefly of the 16th century. The Chateau d'Hermival is somewhat in the same style; it is situated beside a poor hamlet, 5J miles from Lisieux on the Roman road. From Lisieux a branch line extends miles northwards to Pont l'Eveque, whence another line extends to Tronville, 8 miles distant, or li from Lisieux; and another to Honfleur, 16 miles from Pont l'Eveque, ..
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