Paris is a city of surprises. Like all surprises, they present when you least expect them. They respect neither place nor time. Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois was one such experience hard to forget.
Paris is the organ capital of the world, housing 234 instruments, 126 of which are the property of the City of Paris. With nearly 8,000 pipes, the organ of Saint-Eustache is considered one of the most prestigious in France alongside that of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
Sit down on the north steps of Saint-Étienne du Mont at midnight, wait for the chime of the bells, and dream of a Paris long-gone. Perhaps, a 1920 Peugeot Landaule will drive by and whisk you away to a lively party at a timeless location in the City of Light.
The Collegiale Notre-Dame de Beaune is one of the great Romanesque churches of Burgundy. Constructed between the 12th and 13th centuries, it is renowned for its 16th-century tapestries about the life of Mary.
Chiesas are everywhere in Italy. They dot the countryside like sheep. It’s hard not to pass one at some time during the day. Recognised for its fresco covered dome ceiling, Chiesa di Sant’Anna is a typical Chiesa in the small Italian village of Diano Serreta.
Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a place where faith can be reborn. It is alive. It is uplifting and awe-inspiring. Gilt, marble, stained glass and coloured mosaics cover virtually every surface. Vivid colours and complex patterns bombard the senses.