L’abbaye Notre-Dame - Soissons, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 49° 22.858 E 003° 19.695
31U E 523825 N 5469859
Quick Description: [FR] Le square Saint-Pierre garde le souvenir d’un des plus grands monastères féminins du nord de la Gaule. [EN] The Saint-Pierre square keeps the memory of one of the largest feminin monasteries in northern France.
Location: France
Date Posted: 11/10/2009 11:14:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM7MRE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
[FR] L’abbaye Notre-Dame, fondée entre 659 et 666 comprenait trois églises : Saint-Pierre-au-parvis, Sainte-Geneviève (disparue) et Notre-Dame.

De cette abbaye détruite à la Révolution française il reste la façade et les trois premières travées de la nef de l’église romane du 12ème siècle, l’église Saint-Pierre, où en 1953 a été inauguré un monument de la déportation.

Dans le square, deux baies de l’église Notre-Dame témoignent de la richesse du décor roman : chapiteau aux feuilles d’acanthe, chimère à tête humaine, monstres dévorant un personnage, oiseau de proie.

Cet ensemble roman est intéressant car peu courant en centre ville. Il est aujourd’hui mis en valeur par le jardin et par les illuminations du plan lumière.

[EN] The Notre-Dame, founded between 659 and 666 was comprised of three churches : Saint-Pierre-au-parvis, Sainte-Geneviève (destroyed) and Notre-Dame.

Of this abbey, destroyed at the time of the French Revolution, there remains the facade and the first three spans of the nave of the Romenesque church from the 12th century, the church of Saint-Pierre.

The Romanesque ensemble is interesting because it is seen very rarely in the center of a city.
Full name of the abbey/monastery/convent: bbaye Notre-Dame

Address:
Square Saint Pierre
Soissons, France
02200


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Date founded/constructed: 660

Web Site: [Web Link]

Status of Use: Restored Ruin

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