The Notre-Dame de l'Épine basilica

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UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Notre-Dame basilica situated in L'Épine, constitutes a place of pilgrimage since the Middle Ages. Built in the 15th century, this magnificent basilica of Flamboyant Gothic style boasts among others an ancient rood screen as well as a statue of the Entombment of Christ. Outside, numerous gargoyles decorate the facades of the building.

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Basilica of the spine (© Jean Espirat)Basilica of the spine (© Jean Espirat)
 
Detail of the porch of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)Detail of the porch of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Nef (© Jean Espirat)Nef (© Jean Espirat)
 
Nef (© Jean Espirat)Nef (© Jean Espirat)
Eardrum (© Jean Espirat)Eardrum (© Jean Espirat)
 
Jube (© Jean Espirat)Jube (© Jean Espirat)
Chorus (© Jean Espirat)Chorus (© Jean Espirat)
 
Statue of Our Lady of the Thorn (© Jean Espirat)Statue of Our Lady of the Thorn (© Jean Espirat)
Stained Glass (© Jean Espirat)Stained Glass (© Jean Espirat)
 
Stained Glass (© Jean Espirat)Stained Glass (© Jean Espirat)
Stained Glass (© Jean Espirat)Stained Glass (© Jean Espirat)
  

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