Eglise Saint Georges à Etourvy

Historic site and monument ,  Religious building at Étourvy

  • The parish church Saint-Georges d'Etourvy is a composite building of Romanesque origin, rebuilt in the sixteenth century, as were most contemporary churches in Champagne during the economic recovery in the aftermath of the Hundred Years War. It was remodeled and restored in the 17th century. The building consists of a frescoed Romanesque nave, a high salient transept in the 1540s, and a renaissance five-sided choir (source: Jannie Mayer article in the magazine for the safeguarding of the French Art). This church has 2 peculiarities: first of all a part of the frame is presented like a reversed ship. Then it includes a liter (fresco) in poor condition inside and outside (not very visible). According to a historian this liter could be ordered by the lord of the place, which indicates that there was also a temporal or spiritual power, something quite rare. For the year 2019, the building will be under construction for a long time. This substantial work concerns the masonry, the frame and the roof and should be around 350 000 € HT. Apart from institutional financiers such as the department of Aube, the Grand Est Region and the State, the commune of Etourvy has also received financial support from the French Art Safeguard, the Heritage Foundation as well as than the mission led by Stéphane Bern. Contact the town hall on +33 (0) 3 25 70 04 39.
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