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Stalking Jeanne

 

(vero;2020-Dec-20)

It is like a ritual: every time we visit a church in France, Vero will go and look whether there is inside a statue of Jeanne d'Arc, national hero and patron saint of France.

Jeanne is part of the French national heritage, every child in France learns about her feats of arm and how she saved France from the English, a great story… The younger the children, the more easy to impress and so it comes that we have a heroine hard to forget and nestled deep in the psyche of the French. But Jeanne is not always easy to find: she is mostly present in northern and central France. But very seldom, if present at all, in Brittany, the Alps or the South of France, all regions which were annexed to France quite late and have their own medieval history and saints.

This makes the hunt even more exciting!

Stained-glass windows from the church of Saint-Rémy in Domrémy.
Sculpture of Jeanne on the front of her birth house in Domrémy. Jeanne in the church of Saint-Rémy in Domrémy. Stained-glass window from the church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande in Poitiers, representing Jeanne facing her examinators in Poitiers. Jeanne in the basilica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris. Stained-glass windows from the basilica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris. Statue of Jeanne in Orléans. Painting of Jeanne in the palace of Versailles. Jeanne in the cathedral Notre-Dame of Amiens. Jeanne in the cathedral Saint-André in Bordeaux. Musée du Louvre, Paris: marble sculpture of Jeanne hearing her voices by François Rude. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon: plaster cast of the marble sculpture of Jeanne hearing her voices (see previous picture) by François Rude. Jeanne in Notre-Dame de Paris. Jeanne in the cathedral Notre-Dame of Reims. Jeanne in the church of the Abbaye de la Trinité in Vendôme. Jeanne in the catholic church Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), South India. Jeanne facing the church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges in Pondicherry, South India. Jeanne in a park in the seaside resort of Le Pouliguen (Loire-Atlantique). Jeanne in front of the church of Saint-Pierre in Mont-Saint-Michel.

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