Constructed between the 12th & 15th centuries, Saint-Sauveur Church was built with a dual purpose of being a priory and as well as a place of worship. Not much now remains of the priory, beyond a cloister wall, however the church remains intact and houses some impressive murals which date back to the 14th century. Located at the heart of the old city the church rests on an old river cliff with the town spreading out in a semicircle around it. It was classified as an official historical monument in 1840.
Inside you can find beautiful capitals with biblical scenes from the 12th century, many still retain their polychromy. The western portal, on the other side, was made ar the end of the 13th century with a distinctive Gothic style. The architecture, like many other churches in the region is a mix between Romanesque and Gothic.References:
Goryōkaku (五稜郭) (literally, 'five-point fort') is a star fort in the Japanese city of Hakodate on the island of Hokkaido. The fortress was completed in 1866. It was the main fortress of the short-lived Republic of Ezo.
Goryōkaku was designed in 1855 by Takeda Ayasaburō and Jules Brunet. Their plans was based on the work of the French architect Vauban. The fortress was completed in 1866, two years before the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate. It is shaped like a five-pointed star. This allowed for greater numbers of gun emplacements on its walls than a traditional Japanese fortress, and reduced the number of blind spots where a cannon could not fire.
The fort was built by the Tokugawa shogunate to protect the Tsugaru Strait against a possible invasion by the Meiji government.
Goryōkaku is famous as the site of the last battle of the Boshin War.