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CONFÉRENCE "BÂTISSEURS D'ÉGLISES ET DE CATHÉDRALES : COMPAGNONS, OEUVRIERS ET COMMANDITAIRES"

Conference in Fontenay-le-Comte
From :  5 Full-fare
  • Talk given by Pauline Retailleau, architectural historian

  • Between 1050 and 1350, France built 80 cathedrals, 500 large churches and tens of thousands of parish churches. But what do we know about these construction sites? What is the history of the builders' guilds? Who financed these countless constructions? What machines were used to raise these spires? With the help of illuminations, written archives and scientific studies, the myth of the journeymen builder is clarified and the legends dispelled... to obtain a true portrait of the workers on...
    Between 1050 and 1350, France built 80 cathedrals, 500 large churches and tens of thousands of parish churches. But what do we know about these construction sites? What is the history of the builders' guilds? Who financed these countless constructions? What machines were used to raise these spires? With the help of illuminations, written archives and scientific studies, the myth of the journeymen builder is clarified and the legends dispelled... to obtain a true portrait of the workers on the medieval building sites and their organisation(s).

    Admission charge. Bookings at the Vendée Grand Sud Tourist Office from 6 February.
    Duration 1h30.
  • Rates
  • Basic price adult
    From 5 €
  • Discounted rate
    From 3 €
Schedules
Schedules
  • On April 3, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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