Ancient Angels, Tapestries and A Gargoyle 

17 Nov

Within walking distance of our hotel are some Angels dating from 1407 on the auberge of Nicolas Flamel, a philanthropist who provided lodging for the peasants who came from the countryside to plough the fields nearby. Thence to La Musee de Moyen Ages where the six most beautiful tapestries in the world are to be found telling the story of The Lady and the Unicorn. I can spend hours here! I am so moved by the work, the colours, the detail  – if you ever get the chance to see them, please grab it! These date from about 1450 and although said to be faded are still glorious. The lighting does not lend itself to good photos. I love the expression on the face of this lion!

We made a delicious new discovery while in the Cluny, a tiny Chapel which wasn’t open when we first visited about 15 years ago. The stone work was incredible, the paintings delightful, the doorway to a spiral staircase quite enchanting and the Angels full of mischief!

After this most pleasing visit we went hunting Angels again. We found the Macaron Angels on a patisserie, mosaic Angels on a Church and a ceramic and stoneware Angel left over from the Exposition Universelle of 1889.

And perhaps the best saved until last – a wonderful gargoyle on the top of the Cluny Museum. Don’t you just love this monster? I do!


Posted by on November 17, 2016 in architecture, art, Beauty, ceramics, History, Humour


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3 responses to “Ancient Angels, Tapestries and A Gargoyle 

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    November 26, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Angels everywhere!

  2. AnnIsikArts

    November 18, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Cluny is wonderful – the angels, the tapestry … we lived in Paris for a long time, you brought it all back.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 18, 2016 at 6:57 am

      Glad you liked the post. We have one more day here and have loved our days here. Thank you for calling in! 🙂


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