Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saint Michael Church in Dijon, France

L'eglise Saint-Michel
(Saint-Michel Church)

Photo: Olivier Anger

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 from France.

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The first mention of the Saint-Michel church in Dijon was in the year 889. At that time it was probably originally a simple wooden chapel. When it became too small in 1020 it was replaced by the bishop of Langres, Lambert Bassigny.

Once again in 1497  it had become too small to accommodate all the faithful so they decided to build a new church. The new church was consecrated on July 29 1529. However, it was not until 1667 after the completion of the main facade that the church took on its final form.
France stamp 2015
The 350th Anniversary of 
The Saint-Gobain Corporation
1665 - 2015
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Saint-Gobain S.A. is a French multinational corporation, founded in 1665 in Paris. Originally it was a mirror manufacturer but now it also produces a variety of construction and high-performance materials. 

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