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France
Orléans
Loiret

Centre

Place Sainte-Croix  
(Cathédrale Sainte-Croix)

Jeanne d'Arc au sacre

Joan of Arc at the Coronation

Saint Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), The Maid of Orléans (ca. 1412 - 1431)
national heroine of France, beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War
(Wikipedia)
André Vermare
1912

Orléans /  Jeanne d'Arc au sacre   Orléans /  Jeanne d'Arc au sacre

Description

Stone statue on an altar, with two leopards as supporters. The altar has a relief in three parts showing Jeanne d'Arc returning from her victory at Les Tourelles. The alter is placed in the northern transept-chapel.

Annotation

The cathedral is probably most famous for its association with Joan of Arc. The French heroine attended evening Mass in this cathedral on May 2, 1429, while in the city to lift the siege. This statue was specially made by Vermare for the cathedral and is not identical with the more common 'Jeanne d'Arc au sacre'.

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Tags

Location N 47°54'7" E 1°54'37"

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