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Collégiale de Villemaur-sur-Vanne

Collegiate church ,  Church ,  Religion in 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 nave are covered with a beautiful wooden hoop. The limestone and the wood intimately linked 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 book of...
    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 nave are covered with a beautiful wooden hoop. The limestone and the wood intimately linked 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 book of instruction and mediation for the use of pilgrims of the Middle Ages, signed and dated 1521. It is the largest and richest wooden rood screen surviving 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 of art in Champagne at the beginning of the 16th century. The authors here express their belonging to the art of the transition from Champagne and are inspired by the engravings of Dürer, Schongauer and Cranach the Elder. Woodwork, stalls, statuary, tumular stones from the 13th to 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 tower covered to the ground with chestnut essences, rebuilt after the fire that devastated the city in 1446, serves as a bell tower for the sanctuary. Free visits: The Collegiate Church is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm from July 30, 2021. Visits for individuals, by appointment in advance, by contacting Madame Broquet on +33 (0) 3 25 40 83 55. Visits for groups: by appointment, at the Tourist Information Office of Chaource on +33 (0) 3 25 40 97 22.
  • Rates
  • Free
Openings
  • From August 9, 2021
    until October 31, 2021
  • From April 1, 2022
    until December 31, 2022
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM
    5:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM
    5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM
    5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM
    5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM
    5:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM
    5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM
    5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM
    5:00 PM