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Le Clocher de l'Église Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul - Cravant, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 47° 40.917 E 003° 41.367
31T E 551745 N 5281181
Quick Description: [EN] The church Saint Pierre Saint Paul is a remarkable building, it has a unique architecture in Burgundy. [FR] L’église Saint Pierre Saint Paul est un édifice remarquable, elle possède une architecture unique en Bourgogne.
Location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Date Posted: 8/9/2019 3:01:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM113CK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
Views: 1

Long Description:

"Its impressive dimensions remind us that Cravant was a city of more than 3000 inhabitants.

This church dedicated to the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul has a unique architecture in Burgundy and testifies to the prestigious past of the city. It was mainly built at three eras: the 9th, 13th and 16th centuries.

From the 13th century, there remains only the nave; the current church dates mainly from the second half of the 16th century, the rectangular tower built in three levels was erected in May 1551. The apse and the Gothic sanctuary were built between 1543 and 1553. The choir is composed eleven arcades with Renaissance capitals. "

The Tower, rectangular, on 3 levels, with the 3 orders Doric, Ionic and Corinthian, massive but diversified, dated May 1551 (external inscription), forms, with the North Steeple and 2 chapels, the Transept: one reaches it by the second small door, next door. Semicircular, the balustrade serving as a safeguard, with a narrow stone staircase, screw, leading to the bells of 1865 and 1875 (replacing those of 1715 and 1768, melted in Auxerre during the Revolution).

Sources : The Church

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"Ses dimensions impressionnantes nous rappellent que Cravant a été une cité de plus de 3000 habitants.

Cette église dédiée aux apôtres saint Pierre et saint Paul possède une architecture unique en Bourgogne et témoigne du prestigieux passé de la cité. Elle a été principalement construite à trois époques : IX e, XIII e et XVI e siècles.

Du XIII e siècle, il ne reste que la nef ; l'église actuelle date principalement de la deuxième moitié du XVI e siècle, la tour rectangulaire construite en trois niveaux a été érigée en mai 1551. L'abside et le sanctuaire de style gothique ont été construits entre 1543 et 1553. Le chœur est composé de onze arcades à chapiteaux Renaissance. "

La Tour, rectangulaire, sur 3 niveaux, avec les 3 ordres dorique, ionique et corinthien, massive mais diversifiée, datée de mai 1551 (inscription extérieure), forme, avec le Clocher Nord et 2 chapelles, le Transept: on y accède par la deuxième petite porte, à côté. De plein cintre, la balustrade servant de garde-fou, avec un étroit escalier en pierre, à vis, menant aux cloches de 1865 et 1875 (en remplacement de celles de 1715 et 1768, fondues à Auxerre pendant la Révolution).

Sources : L’Eglise

Address of Tower:
Rue de L'église
Cravant, Yonne France
89460


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 2

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

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Tours or visits allowed in tower?: No

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