Free tour

The symbolism of colours in the stained-glass windows

When ?

11th October and 31st January 2021, from 2 pm to 3.30 pm


8,00 €


Subject to prior booking By telephone: +33 (0)3 87 39 00 00 Par e-mail at: 25 people maximum


Office de Tourisme - Inspire Metz

Stained-glass windows have always amazed and fascinated churchgoers, from simple worshippers entering cathedrals in the Middle Ages to modern-day believers and visitors. More than any other type of glass, stained glass is the perfect combination of the highly technical art of fire and great aesthetic and artistic skill. It embraces light, making it magical, fleeting and imbued with glorious colours. The key word here certainly is colour!
The art historian Louis Grodecki once said that "stained glass can be seen as the art of pure colour." So what else can we see and understand about this Bearer of Light’s choice of colours? Enter this many-hued world to find out.