St. Hubert Chapel, Amboise, France

St. Hubert chapel is a precious gothic gem of 1491. The lace like work on the chapel stands out clear and distinct. The arch over the entry door is a sight to pause and admire. Charles VIII built the chapel for his wife Anne de Bretagne. They are seen on the arch above the door admiring the ‘Virgin and Child’.

The panel below that depicts the story of St. Hubert’s conversion to Christianity. St. Hubert, when young, was a man of leisure and took great pleasure in hunting. But the moment he saw the crucifix on the antlers of the stag in the panel, his life changed totally. St. Hubert was considered the patron of hunting and hunters. French kings were often attracted to Amboise for hunting. You can click the above picture to see the crucifix on the antlers.

A small chapel with grand interiors, the tour inside was over quickly. Here are a couple of shots: above the altar,

One of the windows with stained glass paintings.

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29 Responses

  1. Joop Zand says:

    Very good photo's Indrani

    Greetings, Joop

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Terrific captures as always, Indrani, and such interesting history! Beautiful old chapel and beautiful stained glass windows! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. It looks small on the outside, but the photographs inside belie my assumption.

    Happy new week.

  4. I think that old Hubert would be pleased, excellent photos.

  5. Carver says:

    That's a beautiful chapel and you photographed it very well.

  6. Beautiful! Very majestic photos ~

    ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  7. What an incredibly beautiful chapel.

  8. Jackie says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I always love your photography! 😀

  9. George says:

    This is a beautiful chapel. Thanks for the wonderful pictures and the historical information.

  10. Krishna says:

    nice photos and good info


  11. ladyfi says:

    That is a beautiful church! Fabulous shots.

  12. Kusum Sanu says:

    These gothic structures are truly marvelous!

  13. Meena says:

    How do u remember each od the small tidbits?

  14. Fun60 says:

    An interesting commentary to go with those wonderful photos.

  15. eileeninmd says:

    I am not into hunting, but I do love the animals. The stained glass window is gorgeous! What a beautiful chapel! Great shots, Indrani!

  16. So beautiful and that stained glass window is amazing!!
    Great pics

  17. Anna says:

    Gorgeous pictures with beautiful details, Indra!
    I love and enjoyed it…
    Have a nice week and warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna :))

  18. Kerri says:

    Wonderful captures of this lovely place!

  19. I love all the details in the 4th shot!

  20. I was there, I saw.
    I will write about this place post.

  21. Laura says:

    wow indrani! stunning photos:-)

  22. Gary says:

    Beautiful example of Gothic architecture. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  23. 1491…Isn't that amazing? What a beautiful chapel. I always think of chapels as being very small little buildings or a smaller room within a large cathedral, but this is neither. It is perfect. genie

  24. Dana says:

    The windows are gorgeous!

  25. Beautiful! I loved the composition of the first image

  26. Beautiful chapel, love the stained glass art work.

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