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Collégiale de Villemaur-sur-Vanne

Collegiate church ,  Church ,  Religion at Aix-Villemaur-Pâlis

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  • Collegiate Church of Notre Dame and its Jubé “MH” is an essential building in the Pays d'Othe. The sober architecture of the 13th century choir and transept and the 16th century nave are covered with a beautiful wooden hoop. The intimately li... Collegiate Church of Notre Dame and its Jubé “MH” is an essential building in the Pays d'Othe. The sober architecture of the 13th century choir and transept and the 16th century nave are covered with a beautiful wooden hoop. The intimately linked limestone and wood give the treasure of this church "the rood screen" all its importance. Formerly polychrome this famous rood screen which completely closes the choir is of remarkable finesse and astonishing decorative richness. Wonderful instruction and mediation book for pilgrims of the Middle Ages, signed and dated 1521. It is the most important and the richest of the rood screens remaining in France. Twenty six bas reliefs decorate the gallery: Gothic style ornaments on the choir side, Renaissance style on the nave side, which mark the transition from art to Champagne at the start of the 16th century. The authors here express their belonging to the transitional Champagne art and are inspired by engravings by Dürer, Schongauer and Cranach the Elder. Woodwork, stalls, statuary, tumular stones from the 13th to the 17th centuries, make the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, an exceptional place where art fully expresses the tradition and history of southern Champagne. Outside, an astonishing square plan tower covered to the ground with chestnut essences, rebuilt after the fire that devastated the City in 1446, acts as a bell tower at the sanctuary. Restoration work is currently in progress, the collegiate church is therefore MOMENTALLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 50  Person(s)
  • Rates
  • Free
Openings
Openings
  • All year