The Saint-Calais chapel with the
chateau complex at Blois
was once the private place of worship for Louis
XII and Anne of Brittany and you pass under their royal
monograms as you enter.
The chapel was built in the 16th century
Louis XII's reign but all that remains of
the original larger place of worship is the
Even this however has undergone many changes
including having floors added in the early
19th century when the chateau was used as
barracks. It fell to nineteenth century
architect Felix Duban to recreate it as best
he could while overseeing the renovation of
the chateau buildings. The original stained
glass was lost during the 2nd world war to
be replaced by the current windows by Max
Ingrand completedaround 1957
Its beautiful gilded ceiling was redone as
recently as 1990
Where's Joan?, no statue but...
she is portrayed receiving her standard
before leaving to undo the
siege of Orleans,
in a large painting hanging in the
chapel as well as in the widows of Max
Ingrand which also portray the the dedicated
Saint Calais as well.
The chapel can be found tucked behind the
LouisXII wing of the chateau.
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Chateau de Blois