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Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée de Cluny - musée national du Moyen Âge) / Michel Urtado

 

This is Laetitia and you are listening to Cultivate Your French podcast, the slow version of One Thing In A French Day podcast.

I hope you are well and happy.

In today’s episode, I take you to Paris, at the Musée de Cluny, national museum of middle ages. Christine Descatoire, curator at the museum, tells you about one the chefs d’œuvre that belong to the museum. It’s the altar frontal of the Basel cathedral’s treasury. It has been made for the consecration of the cathedral that took place in October, 1019 as a special gift from the Emperor Heinrich II . Basel used to be part of Burgundy. The city is now in Switzerland. How that altar frontal made of gold became part of the Musée de Cluny’s collection? This is what you are going to learn today and tomorrow. Yes, this week I’m going to publish this story in two episodes, so you can really enjoy being at the museum!

Thank you so much for your enthousiasm about the podcast!

All the information about the transcripts is available in English at cultivateyourfrench.com

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