I was ready for this visit. It's been a long time since I've visited a medieval church in France so I was looking forward to this one, in particular...
At the entrance, on the parvis of the basilica, is a nod to the famous provençal poet, Frédéric Mistral after which the cold winter wind here is named.
Unlike other great basilicas in France: Notre-Dame, Chartres, Reims, this one is lighter, airy and more feminine. No heavy bronze crosses, darkness and dankness here. The stone is still light-colored, paintings of Mary Magdelene clearly dominate.
|Honey-coloured stone pillars with graffitti...|
|.... from over 300 years ago!|
A section of la Chape de Saint Louis d'Anjou circa 1300
|MM holding the foot of the cross|