Mantes-la-Jolie, collegiate church (1150-1210).
Mantes is a beautifully located town on the river Seine, some 50 km northwest of Paris. On the border between Ile-de-France and Normandy, the town played an important strategic role in the middle ages and was especially favoured by the French monarchy. The elegant collegiate church was a royal building. A remarkable example of early gothic architecture, its vaults are with 29,9 m almost as high as Notre-Dame in Paris.
Category:Architecture and Structures
Keywords:Il-de-France, Mantes, Mantes-la-Jolie, Paris
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