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Église Saint-Martin - Jenzat, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 46° 09.852 E 003° 11.574
31T E 514892 N 5112309
Quick Description: [EN] The church is a Romanesque church built in the 10th and 11th centuries and enlarged in the 12th century. [FR] L'église est une église romane construite au Xe et XIe siècles et agrandie au XIIe siècle.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 8/21/2017 12:51:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMWDWB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:

The St Martin church on the border of Auvergne and Bourbonnais is the most remarkable element of the Route of the Painted Churches.

The parish of Jenzat belonged to the former diocese of Clermont. At the end of the 11th century, a priory was added to the cure.

The construction of the church dates from the 11th century to the 15th century. The church of Jenzat is one of the richest in murals in the department of Allier.

The charm of this small church, built in the capital of the lutherie, resides in its pretty naive frescoes, realized in the 15th century, depicting the ravages of the black plague in the 14th century and the Passion of Christ.

Its main attraction is its 15th century wall paintings.

Sources : The Church

L’église St Martin à la frontière de l’Auvergne et du Bourbonnais est l’élément le plus remarquable de la Route des Eglises Peintes.

La paroisse de Jenzat appartenait à l’ancien diocèse de Clermont. A la fin du XIème siècle, un prieuré est adjoint à la cure.

La construction de l’église date du XIème siècle au XVème siècle. L’église de Jenzat est l’une des plus riches en peintures murales du département de l’Allier.

Le charme de cette petite église, élevée dans la capitale de la lutherie, réside dans ses jolies fresques naïves, réalisées au XVème siècle, représentant les ravages que fit la peste noire au XIVème siècle, et la Passion du Christ.

Son principal attrait est constitué par ses peintures murales du XVème siècle.

Sources : L’église

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1050

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic Church

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 8:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:00 AM

Street address of Church:
Rue de l'Église
Jenzat, Auvergne France
03800


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