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Tête-reliquaire de Jean d’Arc

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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Tête-reliquaire de Jeanne d'Arc

Tête-reliquaire de Jeanne d’Arc
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

This bust of Joan of Arc by Maxime Real del Sarte stands in the narthex of the Basilica of Saint Joan of Arc. The church was constructed in honor of the saint, who intervened to save Paris from German forces that were massing outside the gates of the city in September 1914.

Read about the church in this month’s Paris Insights newsletter (access by paid subscription). Click on the link for a preview: http://discoverparis.net/newsletter/the-votive-basilica-of-saint-joan-of-arc.

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