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Notre-Dame-La-Grande: Facade and Tower

Facade and Tower

Top of west facade and conical roof of the right tower, both mid-12th-century, Notre-Dame-la-Grande, Poitiers. The mandorla at top center depicts Christ in Majesty. Both the richly sculpted facade and pinecone tower are characteristics of Romanesque churches in the Poitou region.

Credit: Holly Hayes