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  French architecture timeline
c. 1130
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The full flowering of the Romanesque style is seen in the nave of the abbey church at Vézelay, in France       
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The new abbey church of St Denis is consecrated near Paris, introducing the style of architecture later known as Gothic       
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Construction begins in Paris on the Sainte Chapelle, designed to house relics acquired by Louis IX, the king of France       
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Francis I begins to transform Fontainebleau into a palace, employing artists who establish the mannerist school of Fontainebleau       
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Louis XIV commissions a well-established team of designers to provide him with a spectacular palace and garden at Versailles        
The Swiss architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret adopts the simpler Le Corbusier as a pseudonym in L'Esprit Nouveau