The ‘merci stone’ walls of Nantes Cathedral, France

‘Merci stone’ walls of Nantes Cathedral

The walls of some cathedrals in Europe are lined with stones inscribed with the words ‘thank you’ (in the local language, of course), giving thanks for specific events or just a general ‘thank you’. In Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes (Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes, France), I had my first experience with these ‘merci stones’.

The day I explored Nantes Cathedral, the sun was coming through the stained glass just right to bathe the ‘merci stone’ walls with bursts of red and yellow.

Check out posts about my time travelling around France.

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