A day in Sens

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9 h 00 - 18 h 30

Paris Bercy

See the world’s first Gothic Cathedral

Located in the extreme north of Burgundy and just one hour from Paris, Sens is a small and quiet city.

The city’s most important landmark is of course the Cathedral, at the centre of all routes. It is said that rib vaulting and flying buttresses were invented there, the church being completed and consecrated in 1164, one year after the first stone at been laid at Notre Dame of Paris.

It contains important art works and sculptures from before the French Revolution, including the splendid tombstone of the Dauphin, son of Louis XVth and his wife, parents of 3 kings of France.

The city boasts of many charming streets with half timbered Medieval houses. Some of them are richly decorated, like the artisan’s house or Abraham’s house. Lunch has been arranged at a restaurant with a local menu, great reputation and a fantastic courtyard

After lunch, the tour will go on with the city’s museum. Located in the former archbishop’s palace, it displays quantities of Roman artefacts and steles, showing the city’s importance at that time. The museum also contains paintings and Art Deco Furniture crafted for the Parisian dining room of the Marreys, a couple or rich collectors and donators.

Finally, the museum houses France’s richest cathedral treasure with silk and shrouds from the 6th or 8th centuries, delicate ivory objects, Saint Thomas Beckett’s clothes, reliquaries and shrines…

The walk back to the train station will enable us to see part of the Roman walls, towers and gardens.

Walk in English 75€/person. Includes all museum entries and return train tickets.


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