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Vacation to Picardy

the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon is a must see

The land of France is known for its amazing architecture. The Gothic style of architecture came into being in 1140’s and prevailed until the 1500’s. It is said to be a transition from the late Romanesque architecture, basically adapted in order to build taller structures. The old style of Romanesque structures with rounded ceilings, thick walls and small windows went outdated. Gothic structures stood distinct because of pointed arches, flying buttresses, ribbed vaulting and huge stained windows, which gave great height and balance to the massive structures and also got a lot of light in the interior illuminating it. Taking into account “Gothic architecture” various symbolic cathedrals and churches were built in France and Britain.

Picardy has been the soul of European history for over a thousand years. We get to see a lot of Gothic architecture in this region, as it has one of the finest Medieval Cathedrals, Chateaux and war memorials of France reflecting the rich historic heritage. Picardy is easily accessible from Paris, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Tourists can come and relax at the Hotel du Golf de l'Ailette which is situated in Chamouille with world class architecture equipped with facilities like super comfortable rooms, excellent staff, spa’s, restaurants and also a golf course, which is a great way to spend a recreational vacation in France. Laon Cathedral which was built in 1160 by the Christian people was one of the first cathedrals built in the new Gothic fashion; it is also one of the prominent Gothic architectural structures in Europe.

Hotel du golf de l’Ailette is situated in the near vicinity of Picardy a 1 hour 36 minutes drive and the very famous Laon Cathedral is approximately a 23 minutes drive, so tourists can enjoy their stay at the hotel and also visit the medieval architecture, to experience the master piece of builders and masons who took up this challenging task, delivering it in the most beautiful manner.

Posted by golflailette 04:36 Archived in France Tagged holidays tourism vaction picardy Comments (0)

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