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Secrets of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen

The Cathedral of Rouen, built in the gothic architectural tradition, was started in 1030 and finished in 1506.  Rouen was once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th to the…

Candles in Versailles

Until the 19th century, street lighting was scarce and inadequate. It is hard to imagine today, with electricity. Candles appeared in the Middle Ages. At that time, crimes were numerous, because darkness was almost everywhere at night. Life was much more dangerous. At the Palace of Versailles, the problem was the same. Candles were the only…

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