Thursday, 23 March 2017

France: Abbey of Cluny

On Saturday I got two postcards: one from France and one from Thailand.

The card from France shows the Abbey of Cluny. The Abbey of Cluny was founded in 910. It was free from the local authorities and was only subject to the pope. The abbey was the spiritual and administrative centre of one of the largest monastic networks in European history and had an important influence on the Christian world of Western Europe throughout the Middle Ages. During the French Revolution the abbey was mostly destroyed. In 2014 the Abbey of Cluny got the European Heritage Label.


Stamps:
Astronomy (from set of twelve) (issued 03-10-2016)
Portrait Painting (from set of twelve) (issued 04-04-2016)


Thank You very much Marie-Chloé!

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