Dated between 1405 and 1527, the basilica was constructed when shepherds found a statue of the Virgin in a burning thorn bush.
It was built using the cathedral of Reims as model; its basilica plan has a deambulatory leading to five radiating chapels.
Burning brazier and blossoming rose bushes, according to Paul Claudel, the frontage is of a flamboyant Gothic style with pinnacles and very realistic gargoyles symbolizing vices and evil spirits. A site of great pilgrimages, it has seen, among many others, Charles VII and Louis XI.
From Tuesday 1 April to Tuesday 30 September 2014 :
Every day, from 08:30 to 19:30
Admission prices :