Buckminster Knows 024

La Sainte Chapelle of 1248 was built by Louis IX inside the Royal Palace on Cité Isle to house the relics of the crucifixion.
This Gothic hall church, which became a reference for future similar projects, was damaged by two fires, one flood and also the French Revolution.
The latter caused an important deterioration of the outside ornamentation, which included symbols of the French monarchy such as fleurs-de-lis.
The Holy Chapel may have been designed by Pierre de Montreuil (1200-1266), but no indisputable evidence has ever been found.

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