The fleur-de-lis, the lily flower emblem of the French monarchy, features with other heraldic devices as the rich yellow motif on orange-red medieval inlaid or encaustic tiles in the pavement of the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon at Laon, Aisne, Picardy, Hauts-de-France, France - despite centuries of wear, tear and the passage of thousands of feet. Laon Cathedral was built in French Gothic style in the 12th and early 13th centuries.

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The fleur-de-lis, the lily flower emblem of the French monarchy, features with other heraldic devices as the rich yellow motif on orange-red medieval inlaid or encaustic tiles in the pavement of the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon at Laon, Aisne, Picardy, Hauts-de-France, France - despite centuries of wear, tear and the passage of thousands of feet. Laon Cathedral was built in French Gothic style in the 12th and early 13th centuries.

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