Saturday, October 17, 2009

Val de Grace

The church of the Val-de-Grâce was built by order of Queen Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII. After the birth of her son Louis XIV, Anne (previously childless after 23 years of marriage) showed her gratitude to the Virgin Mary by building a church on the land of a Benedictine convent. Louis XIV himself is said to have laid the cornerstone for the Val-de-Grâce in a ceremony that took place April 1, 1645, when he was seven years old.



Beautiful chapel. For more information check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val-de-Gr%C3%A2ce

9 comments:

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

You look like you are having a fantastic time!! You photographs are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous vacation with us. I am so jealous of you... some day we will get there. :-)

Owen said...

I second Bill & Lorie's opinion, looks like someone is having a disgracefully good time ! Excellent... Paris and environs are indeed a movable feast... to be enjoyed to the fullest...

Anonymous said...

glad you got there - lovely pics

See you next weekend!


Eli
x

kenju said...

How gorgeous!!

Peter said...

Good that you found the way! It's worth visiting, definitely! One of the few churches that were left more or les untouched by the Revolution!

Virginia said...

Karen
So glad you found the church I have so loved. Nice photos!!!
V

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