Architectura is a database concerning architecture in France in the 16th-17th centuries. The website is organized in three parts:
- Les livres d’architecture. Manuscripts and prints on architecture, published in France, written in French or translated into French during the 16th and 17th centuries. Both the digitized original and the modern transcriptions are available. Material is sorted according to author and according to subject.
- L’architecture française. A database of images and texts (prints and manuscripts) about the reception of French architecture: texts mentioning and describing the major buildings, such as topographies, cosmographies, accounts of festivities or ceremonial entries involving architectural décors, travel diaries, and ambassadors’ accounts.
- Gallia Romana. Manuscripts, printed texts, and graphic images (drawings, engravings, and paintings) of Gallo-Roman antiquities, from the Italian Wars to the Fronde. Basic and advanced search are available. Material can also be browsed according to site or author.