Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Nicolas-de-Port

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Basilique Saint-Nicolas

Basilique Saint-Nicolas is a basilica in the town of Saint-Nicolas-de-Port in Grand Est, France. It is a pilgrimage site, supposedly holding relics of Saint Nicholas brought from Italy.[1] Nicolas became the patron saint of the Duchy of Lorraine. The current basilica was built on the 15th and 16th centuries and has fine Renaissance painted glass windows by Nicolas Droguet of Lyon, Valentin Bousch of Strasbourg, Hans von Kulmbach and Veit Hirsvogel from Nuremberg, Georges Millereau and other unknown artists, as well as 19th century replacements for lost glass works.[2][3][4][5] It is a French Monument historique since 1840,[6] and a minor basilica since 1950.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relics of St. Nicholas - Where are They?". Saint Nicholas Center. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  2. ^ "Les vitraux" (in French). Association Connaissance et Renaissance de la Basilique de Saint-Nicolas-de-Port. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  3. ^ Association Connaissance et Renaissance de la Basilique de Saint-Nicolas-de-Port. Plan Général de Visite (floor plan with notes). dignois.fr.. Note images 31-33 of the gallery zoom on the text.
  4. ^ "Vitraux des chapelles latérales" (in French). La Paroisse Saint Nicolas en Lorraine. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  5. ^ "LES GRANDES FENÊTRES" (in French). La Paroisse Saint Nicolas en Lorraine. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  6. ^ Mérimée PA00106362, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French) Eglise

Coordinates: 48°37′54″N 6°18′14″E / 48.63167°N 6.30389°E / 48.63167; 6.30389