We had our first long weekend trip recently. I have many photos to dig through and edit, so I'll try to leave a post when more are available.
Our first stop on the trip was Orléans to see the city's cathedral. Click the photo above or here to see more!
I think the students loved it. In contrast to Notre Dame in Paris, this one has far more light, stained glass, and is generally more extravagant. It has close ties with Joan of Arc, so her image shows up around the church often. Like most cathedrals, this was built over several hundred years around wars, fires, pillaging, bombings, et cetera, so one can see some variation in styles between pieces that were designed and built in different centuries.