Auxerre: The river Yonne at Auxerre, where Richard, Marguerite and Etienne rescued Marguerite's daughter. ("Pilgrimage")
The cathedral of Saint Etienne at Auxerre, where Marguerite and Richard prayed for the success of their attempt to rescue Marguerite's daughter. (Pilgrimage")
Bourges cathedral, where Jean was "struck by its sheer size. The piers soared upwards to the vault high above, and were flanked by not one, but two huge aisles:" ("Pilgrimage")
Remains of Cluny Abbey, where Jean was directed to "surrender to the appropriate authorities immediately upon your return to Troyes, or suffer excommunication." ("Pilgrimage")
Fontenay abbey, where Jean spent the night towards the end of his Pilgrimage: "The complex itself was set in a heavily wooded and remote valley.." (Pilgrimage)
Troyes: the street in front of Saint Madeleine's Church (appears in all Jean Bellimont novels, but most significantly where the wedding party in "Pilgrimage" waited the arrival of the priest).
Troyes street scene (appears in all Jean Bellimont novels).
Behind Troyes cathedral, where Jean "was eventually brought to his senses by the booming of the Cathedral bells tolling high above him. The sound was thunderous in the confined space of the narrow lane.." ("Pilgrimage")
Saint Urbain's church, Troyes (appears in all Jean Bellimont novels).
One of the medieval entrances to the town of Vezelay ("Pilgrimage")
Capital detail, the pilgrimage church of Saint Madeleine, Vezelay. "Everywhere Jean looked seemed to remind him of his own guilt and inadequacies." ("Pilgrimage")
Pilgrimage church of Saint Madeleine, Vezelay. "Inside, sunlight fell through the clerestory windows illuminating the polychrome stone of the nave." ("Pilgrimage")
Tympanum, pilgrimage church of Saint Madeleine, Vezelay, where Jean "was confronted with the deeply moving spectacle of Christís welcoming, open arms." ("Pilgrimage")
The stream at Saint Jean de Cole. "The grassy banks were cool to lie on after the exertions of the morning, and the stream was refreshing on their blistered, tired feet." ("Pilgrimage")
Entrance to the walled town of Carcassonne, where Jean "climbed the hill and passed under the heavily defended gateway." ("Pilgrimage")
The Rhone river at Avignon, near where Jean and Legrand began their boat journey home. ("Pilgrimage")
Rochemaure castle above the Rhone river. This was one of the castles which exacted tolls on passing boats. ("Pilgrimage")
Notre Dame de Paris. Jean "watched in wonder as the great cathedral...glided towards him, rising serenely from the Seine as if by magic. Never had he witnessed such man-made beauty.." ("A Fatal Homecoming")
Saint Severin, Paris, where Bernard Vaillant worked as a lay labourer. ("A Fatal Homecoming")
The walls of Aigues Morte, where Jacques abandoned the Crusade under King Louis. ("Pilgrimage")
The facade of Arles cathedral: "..heavily influenced by antiquity, with fluted columns, a triumphal arch motif to the entrance, and a style of sculpture which sought to imitate classical taste." ("Pilgrimage")
Saint Bonnet, Bourges, the church from which the relic of Saint Jacques was stolen. ("Pilgrimage")
Saint Madeleine's church, Troyes, parish church of the Bellimont and Beauchamp families (rood screen is of a later date).
Pass in the Pyrenees: "Pilgrimage"
"Jean fell into conversation with a weaver from Beauvais, who described the collapse several years earlier of their great Cathedral." (Pilgrimage)