France August 2015 – La Cathédrale de Jean Linard

I realised the other day, that what with the onslaught of the beginning of the academic year, I hadn’t finished looking my holiday photos…so here are some more.

A friend was off to Paris while we were away, and keen to find some ‘off the beaten track’ things to see. We found Atlas Obscura , a website with all sorts of interesting places.

I decided to have a look for sites close of Moulins and came across La Cathédrale de Jean Linard. It took quite a bit of finding, but it was well worth it.

The artist Jean Linard, bought some woodland in the 1970s, and built a quirky house, that looks like it’s been there for ever.

He decorated the house and grounds with ceramic mosaics…

…and sculptures.

It’s very hard to describe the place. Many of the pieces are religious in nature, and it is an incredible artwork.