The French Buildings and Monuments ClipArt gallery offers 132 illustrations of churches, cathedrals, government buildings, castles, monuments, and other famous French structures.

"It was in Central France, and mainly along the Loire, that the systematic development of vaulted church architecture began. Naves covered with barrel-vaults, sometimes of pointed section, appear in a number of large churches built during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, with apsidal and transeptal chapels and aisles carried around the apse, as in the imposing church of St. Sernin at Toulouse, in Provence. The thrust of these ponderous vaults was clumsily resisted by half-barrel vaults over the side aisles, transmitting the strain to massive side-walls."

Plan of St. Sernin, Toulouse

"It was in Central France, and mainly along the Loire, that the systematic development of vaulted church…

A famous church in Paris

St. Sulpice

A famous church in Paris

The cathedral of Strasbourg is a roman catholic cathedral located in Strasbourg, France. The church was erected by the bishop St. Argobast of the Strasbourg Diocese during the end of the 7th century. It is designed in a Gothic style with some parts in a Romanesque style. Today the church is the 6th tallest church in the world.

Cathedral of Strasbourg

The cathedral of Strasbourg is a roman catholic cathedral located in Strasbourg, France. The church…

Georges d'Amboise (1460 – May 25, 1510) was a French Roman Catholic cardinal and minister of state. He belonged to the house of Amboise, a noble family possessed of considerable influence: of his nine brothers, four were bishops. His father, Pierre d'Amboise, seigneur de Chaumont, was chamberlain to Charles VII and Louis XI and ambassador at Rome. Georges' eldest brother, Charles, was governor of the île-de-France, Champagne and Burgundy, and councillor of Louis XI.This image "represents a characteristic specimen of French Renaissance decoration".

Tomb of Cardinal d'Amboise at Rouen

Georges d'Amboise (1460 – May 25, 1510) was a French Roman Catholic cardinal and minister of state.…

"Trafalgar Monument, Battle of Trafalgar (1805). During the early part of the Napoleonic wars, England's successes were gained by her superior navy under the command of the most brilliant naval officer of the time, Lord Nelson. Nelson's last victory was won near Cape Trafalgar, off the coast of Spain, where he met the combined fleets of France and Spain. It was on the eve of this engagement that he sent to the vessels of the fleet the famous message, 'England expects every man to do his duty.' most of the enemies' ships were captured or sunk, and the victory gave England the control of the sea, but cost the life of her brave commander, who fell at the moment of victory."—Colby, 1899

Trafalgar Monument

"Trafalgar Monument, Battle of Trafalgar (1805). During the early part of the Napoleonic wars, England's…

The Roman Triumphal Arch in Orange, France. The image shows how it originally looked.

Triumphal Arch

The Roman Triumphal Arch in Orange, France. The image shows how it originally looked.

The Roman Triumphal Arch in Orange, France. The image is of how the Arch looks now.

Triumphal Arch

The Roman Triumphal Arch in Orange, France. The image is of how the Arch looks now.

The Musée du Louvre or officially the Grand Louvre — in English, the Louvre Museum or Great Louvre, or simply the Louvre — is the national museum of France, the most visited museum in the world, and a historic monument. It is a central landmark of Paris, located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (neighborhood). Nearly 35,000 objects from the 6th century BC to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square meters (652,300 square feet).The three prominent architects, Pierre Lescot (1510-1578), who desiged the celebrated Western Façade of the Louvre, Philibert Delorme and Jean Buillant, who was the architect of the earlier portions of the Tuileries [shown here], and of the Château d'Ecouen, exerted such an influence over the architecture of their native country that the Italian Renaissance Style became thenceforward the predominant one in France."

Façade of the Tuileries

The Musée du Louvre or officially the Grand Louvre — in English, the Louvre Museum or Great…

A public square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. It is the starting point of the Rue de la Paix.

Colonne Vendôme

A public square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. It is the starting point of the Rue de la…

"Facade of the palace of Versailles toward the gardens."

Versailles

"Facade of the palace of Versailles toward the gardens."

A palace in Paris, France.

View of Versailles

A palace in Paris, France.

"A French watch tower of the fifteenth century in time of the siege. The tower is lighted by means of beacons and is protected by dogs. Ruins of such a tower can still be seen at Godesberger on the Rhine." -Bodmer, 1917

Medieval Watch Tower

"A French watch tower of the fifteenth century in time of the siege. The tower is lighted by means of…