Chapelle Royal Saint Frambourg. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
The royal chapel was founded in 993 by Queen Adelaïde of Aquitaine, the wife of Hugh Capet- the founder of the Capetian dynasty who was elected the first King of the Franks in Senlis in 987. Queen Adelaïde wished to show her gratitude to God after his election and also to house the relics of Saint Frambourg, a hermit from Auvergne who had lived in the 6th century. In 1177 Louis VII began the reconstruction and enlargement of the royal chapel. In 1973 the chapel was purchased by Georges Cziffra who undertook restoration of the chapel and opened it to the public to serve as a concert hall for young musicians.
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Chapelle Royal Saint Frambourg. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
The royal chapel was founded in 993 by Queen Adelaïde of Aquitaine, the wife of Hugh Capet- the founder of the Capetian dynasty who was elected the first King of the Franks in Senlis in 987. Queen Adelaïde wished to show her gratitude to God after his election and also to house the relics of Saint Frambourg, a hermit from Auvergne who had lived in the 6th century. In 1177 Louis VII began the reconstruction and enlargement of the royal chapel. In 1973 the chapel was purchased by Georges Cziffra who undertook restoration of the chapel and opened it to the public to serve as a concert hall for young musicians.
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Chapelle Royal Saint Frambourg. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
The royal chapel was founded in 993 by Queen Adelaïde of Aquitaine, the wife of Hugh Capet- the founder of the Capetian dynasty who was elected the first King of the Franks in Senlis in 987. Queen Adelaïde wished to show her gratitude to God after his election and also to house the relics of Saint Frambourg, a hermit from Auvergne who had lived in the 6th century. In 1177 Louis VII began the reconstruction and enlargement of the royal chapel. In 1973 the chapel was purchased by Georges Cziffra who undertook restoration of the chapel and opened it to the public to serve as a concert hall for young musicians.
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Chapelle Royal Saint Frambourg. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
The royal chapel was founded in 993 by Queen Adelaïde of Aquitaine, the wife of Hugh Capet- the founder of the Capetian dynasty who was elected the first King of the Franks in Senlis in 987. Queen Adelaïde wished to show her gratitude to God after his election and also to house the relics of Saint Frambourg, a hermit from Auvergne who had lived in the 6th century. In 1177 Louis VII began the reconstruction and enlargement of the royal chapel. In 1973 the chapel was purchased by Georges Cziffra who undertook restoration of the chapel and opened it to the public to serve as a concert hall for young musicians.
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Chapelle Royal Saint Frambourg. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
The royal chapel was founded in 993 by Queen Adelaïde of Aquitaine, the wife of Hugh Capet- the founder of the Capetian dynasty who was elected the first King of the Franks in Senlis in 987. Queen Adelaïde wished to show her gratitude to God after his election and also to house the relics of Saint Frambourg, a hermit from Auvergne who had lived in the 6th century. In 1177 Louis VII began the reconstruction and enlargement of the royal chapel. In 1973 the chapel was purchased by Georges Cziffra who undertook restoration of the chapel and opened it to the public to serve as a concert hall for young musicians.
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Chapelle Royal Saint Frambourg. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

The royal chapel was founded in 993 by Queen Adelaïde of Aquitaine, the wife of Hugh Capet- the founder of the Capetian dynasty who was elected the first King of the Franks in Senlis in 987. Queen Adelaïde wished to show her gratitude to God after his election and also to house the relics of Saint Frambourg, a hermit from Auvergne who had lived in the 6th century. In 1177 Louis VII began the reconstruction and enlargement of the royal chapel. In 1973 the chapel was purchased by Georges Cziffra who undertook restoration of the chapel and opened it to the public to serve as a concert hall for young musicians.

The Priory of Saint Maurice founded in 1262 by the king Saint Louis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The former cloister. (#2) The wall is the Gallo Roman wall from the III century. The remains were once the royal private apartments.  (#3) An obelisk and the Gallo Roman wall. (#4) The royal gardens.
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The Priory of Saint Maurice founded in 1262 by the king Saint Louis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The former cloister. (#2) The wall is the Gallo Roman wall from the III century. The remains were once the royal private apartments.  (#3) An obelisk and the Gallo Roman wall. (#4) The royal gardens.
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The Priory of Saint Maurice founded in 1262 by the king Saint Louis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The former cloister. (#2) The wall is the Gallo Roman wall from the III century. The remains were once the royal private apartments.  (#3) An obelisk and the Gallo Roman wall. (#4) The royal gardens.
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The Priory of Saint Maurice founded in 1262 by the king Saint Louis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The former cloister. (#2) The wall is the Gallo Roman wall from the III century. The remains were once the royal private apartments.  (#3) An obelisk and the Gallo Roman wall. (#4) The royal gardens.
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The Priory of Saint Maurice founded in 1262 by the king Saint Louis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

(#1) The former cloister. (#2) The wall is the Gallo Roman wall from the III century. The remains were once the royal private apartments.  (#3) An obelisk and the Gallo Roman wall. (#4) The royal gardens.

L’église Saint Pierre. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The Renaissance bell tower completed in 1592. (#2) The first three bays of the south isle 1525 - 1530. (#3) On the first floor of the Renaissance bell tower to the right is a statue of Saint Pierre. (#4) Small grotesques line the central gable of the western facade.
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L’église Saint Pierre. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The Renaissance bell tower completed in 1592. (#2) The first three bays of the south isle 1525 - 1530. (#3) On the first floor of the Renaissance bell tower to the right is a statue of Saint Pierre. (#4) Small grotesques line the central gable of the western facade.
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L’église Saint Pierre. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The Renaissance bell tower completed in 1592. (#2) The first three bays of the south isle 1525 - 1530. (#3) On the first floor of the Renaissance bell tower to the right is a statue of Saint Pierre. (#4) Small grotesques line the central gable of the western facade.
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L’église Saint Pierre. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The Renaissance bell tower completed in 1592. (#2) The first three bays of the south isle 1525 - 1530. (#3) On the first floor of the Renaissance bell tower to the right is a statue of Saint Pierre. (#4) Small grotesques line the central gable of the western facade.
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L’église Saint Pierre. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

(#1) The Renaissance bell tower completed in 1592. (#2) The first three bays of the south isle 1525 - 1530. (#3) On the first floor of the Renaissance bell tower to the right is a statue of Saint Pierre. (#4) Small grotesques line the central gable of the western facade.

L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The western facade of the church was completed in 1516. (#5) The south turret staircase, crowned by pinnacles has access to the roof.
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L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The western facade of the church was completed in 1516. (#5) The south turret staircase, crowned by pinnacles has access to the roof.
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L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The western facade of the church was completed in 1516. (#5) The south turret staircase, crowned by pinnacles has access to the roof.
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L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The western facade of the church was completed in 1516. (#5) The south turret staircase, crowned by pinnacles has access to the roof.
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L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The western facade of the church was completed in 1516. (#5) The south turret staircase, crowned by pinnacles has access to the roof.
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L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

(#1) The western facade of the church was completed in 1516. (#5) The south turret staircase, crowned by pinnacles has access to the roof.

L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
The church dates back to the second half of the 11th century with several building campaigns until the end of the 16th century. The church includes Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance style architecture. These photos are from the western facade completed in 1516.
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L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
The church dates back to the second half of the 11th century with several building campaigns until the end of the 16th century. The church includes Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance style architecture. These photos are from the western facade completed in 1516.
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L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
The church dates back to the second half of the 11th century with several building campaigns until the end of the 16th century. The church includes Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance style architecture. These photos are from the western facade completed in 1516.
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L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
The church dates back to the second half of the 11th century with several building campaigns until the end of the 16th century. The church includes Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance style architecture. These photos are from the western facade completed in 1516.
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L’église Saint-Pierre de Senlis. Senlis, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

The church dates back to the second half of the 11th century with several building campaigns until the end of the 16th century. The church includes Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance style architecture. These photos are from the western facade completed in 1516.

Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The 256’ (78m) spire (built in the 13th century) of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis (built between 1153-1191) rises high above the city and can be seen across the plain of Valois. (#2) The bell tower of L’église Saint Pierre (#3) The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The 256’ (78m) spire (built in the 13th century) of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis (built between 1153-1191) rises high above the city and can be seen across the plain of Valois. (#2) The bell tower of L’église Saint Pierre (#3) The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The 256’ (78m) spire (built in the 13th century) of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis (built between 1153-1191) rises high above the city and can be seen across the plain of Valois. (#2) The bell tower of L’église Saint Pierre (#3) The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

(#1) The 256’ (78m) spire (built in the 13th century) of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis (built between 1153-1191) rises high above the city and can be seen across the plain of Valois. (#2) The bell tower of L’église Saint Pierre (#3) The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Senlis.

Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#2) To the right is the Senlis Office of Tourism. Very helpful and nice folks. :-) Stop in and say “bonjour”. (#3) Look who resides in the wall at #9- it’s St. Peter with the key. (#4) Another deserted street in Senlis. I was surprised at this as we walked around- how there were almost no or few people on the streets. But things picked up around late afternoon. Time to visit for quiet streets- on a weekday before 4:00 p.m./16:00.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#2) To the right is the Senlis Office of Tourism. Very helpful and nice folks. :-) Stop in and say “bonjour”. (#3) Look who resides in the wall at #9- it’s St. Peter with the key. (#4) Another deserted street in Senlis. I was surprised at this as we walked around- how there were almost no or few people on the streets. But things picked up around late afternoon. Time to visit for quiet streets- on a weekday before 4:00 p.m./16:00.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#2) To the right is the Senlis Office of Tourism. Very helpful and nice folks. :-) Stop in and say “bonjour”. (#3) Look who resides in the wall at #9- it’s St. Peter with the key. (#4) Another deserted street in Senlis. I was surprised at this as we walked around- how there were almost no or few people on the streets. But things picked up around late afternoon. Time to visit for quiet streets- on a weekday before 4:00 p.m./16:00.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#2) To the right is the Senlis Office of Tourism. Very helpful and nice folks. :-) Stop in and say “bonjour”. (#3) Look who resides in the wall at #9- it’s St. Peter with the key. (#4) Another deserted street in Senlis. I was surprised at this as we walked around- how there were almost no or few people on the streets. But things picked up around late afternoon. Time to visit for quiet streets- on a weekday before 4:00 p.m./16:00.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

(#2) To the right is the Senlis Office of Tourism. Very helpful and nice folks. :-) Stop in and say “bonjour”. (#3) Look who resides in the wall at #9- it’s St. Peter with the key. (#4) Another deserted street in Senlis. I was surprised at this as we walked around- how there were almost no or few people on the streets. But things picked up around late afternoon. Time to visit for quiet streets- on a weekday before 4:00 p.m./16:00.

Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#2) is a building with a plaque that reads, “Market for Rabbits and Brooms”. (#4) Senlis Town Hall dates from 1497. Charles X had the bust of Henri IV installed in 1825.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#2) is a building with a plaque that reads, “Market for Rabbits and Brooms”. (#4) Senlis Town Hall dates from 1497. Charles X had the bust of Henri IV installed in 1825.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#2) is a building with a plaque that reads, “Market for Rabbits and Brooms”. (#4) Senlis Town Hall dates from 1497. Charles X had the bust of Henri IV installed in 1825.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#2) is a building with a plaque that reads, “Market for Rabbits and Brooms”. (#4) Senlis Town Hall dates from 1497. Charles X had the bust of Henri IV installed in 1825.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

(#2) is a building with a plaque that reads, “Market for Rabbits and Brooms”. (#4) Senlis Town Hall dates from 1497. Charles X had the bust of Henri IV installed in 1825.

Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The arch was built by the Romans in the III century. (#2) Just beyond the arch to the right, you’ll discover this cute little Hobbit-sized door with that incredible downspout. (#4) A lovely example of Medieval half timber with red bricks.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The arch was built by the Romans in the III century. (#2) Just beyond the arch to the right, you’ll discover this cute little Hobbit-sized door with that incredible downspout. (#4) A lovely example of Medieval half timber with red bricks.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The arch was built by the Romans in the III century. (#2) Just beyond the arch to the right, you’ll discover this cute little Hobbit-sized door with that incredible downspout. (#4) A lovely example of Medieval half timber with red bricks.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
(#1) The arch was built by the Romans in the III century. (#2) Just beyond the arch to the right, you’ll discover this cute little Hobbit-sized door with that incredible downspout. (#4) A lovely example of Medieval half timber with red bricks.
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Senlis. France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

(#1) The arch was built by the Romans in the III century. (#2) Just beyond the arch to the right, you’ll discover this cute little Hobbit-sized door with that incredible downspout. (#4) A lovely example of Medieval half timber with red bricks.