Eglise Saint-Parres

Listed or registered (CNMHS) ,  Church ,  Historic site and monument ,  Gothic ,  Renaissance at Saint-Parres-aux-Tertres

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  • The church of Saint-Parres-aux-Tertres, which bears the name of Saint-Parres, was built in the 16th century. Its south portal, in flamboyant style and dated 1547, is almost identical to that of the church of Pont-Sainte-Marie. As for the sculpture of the former western entrance, it is said to be close to the decoration of the south door of the church of Creney-près-Troyes. The tower, which bears the date 1557, was built under the direction of master masons Jademet and J. Thiédot, as indicated by an inscription on its first buttress. The church was shortened to the west by one span. The gable wall was rebuilt between 1877 and 1878.

    The church, of the hall type with an elongated plan, has a three-aisled nave with five bays followed by a choir with a straight bay and a three-sided apse. The tower-bell tower stands at the north-west corner of the building, accompanied by a stair turret to the south. The original stained-glass windows, dating mainly from the beginning and also from the second third of the 16th century, are largely preserved, but still incomplete. Gaudin carried out some repairs around 1897-1899. Deposited during the Second World War, they were stored for a long time at Champs-sur-Marne before being restored, completed and rested in the years 1960-1962 by Max Ingrand, who is also the author of the decorative stained glass windows of the nave. A composite bay showing notably the Nativity and the Adoration of the Magi with sanguine was ordered around 1510-1512 by the factory, Claude Noël, Nicole Bertin and the Dorigny family. It also shows a donor presented by Saint James within an architectural frame in silver grey and yellow. Another composite canopy showing the life of Saint Nicholas was donated by Guillemette, widow of Nicolas Vinot. Nicolas Vinot is depicted as a donor with his five sons and his patron saint. In its upper part, the Meeting at the Golden Gate of St. Anne and St. Joachim is painted. The composite canopy showing Scenes from Genesis is close to those of the Madeleine of Troyes and Chavanges. A canopy of the Transfiguration, treated in silvery grey and yellow, shaded in blue and green, is similar to that of Davrey. Finally, another panel shows a vast horizontal composition obeying the architectural framework of a Renaissance portico that houses Saints Claudius, John the Evangelist and Nicholas presenting three donors in prayer, two of whom are men and one woman. The building was classified by decree of 26 March 1942 and the stained glass windows were classified as objects on 6 October 1894.

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