Église Saint-Restitut - Saint-Restitut, France
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N 44° 19.883 E 004° 47.336
31T E 642625 N 4910236
Quick Description: [EN] This 12th century church is one of the finest examples of Provencal Romanesque art inspired by ancient times. [FR] Cette église du XIIe siècle constitue un des plus beaux exemples d'art roman provençal inspiré de l'antique.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 9/2/2017 6:45:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMWGCN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:

The ensemble has two distinct parts: the tower and the church.

The Tower It seems that it is a funeral tower. It is anterior to the church and dates from the beginning of the eleventh century for the lower part which served as a crypt and preserved the tomb of saint-Restitut which was scattered and burnt in 1561 by the Calvinists. The upper part (dome) is contemporary with the construction of the church.

The church It was built at the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, since it was completed in 1244. It is a single-nave church with three spans. The apse is rounded inside so what is pentagonal outside. The bedside is in the bottom of the oven. In the middle of the apse a stained glass representing "The healing of the blind" illuminates the choir.

Exterior of the church The porch has a triangular pediment supported by two half-columns with fluted barrels and Corinthian capitals. Pentagonal apse flanked at corners of pilasters with Corinthian capitals. The prominent cornice is decorated with palmettes in a gorge supported by modillions representing human or animal heads. The intervals between the modillons are furnished with rosettes, acanthus leaves and palmettes.

Sources : The Church

L'ensemble comporte deux parties distinctes : La tour et l'église.

La Tour Il semblerait que ce soit une tour funéraire. Elle est antérieure à l'église et date du début du XIe siècle pour la partie basse qui servait de crypte et conservait le tombeau de saint-Restitut qui fut dispersé et brûlé en 1561 par les calvinistes. La partie supérieure (coupole) est contemporaine de la construction de l'église.

L'église Sa construction remonte à la fin du XIIe et début du XIIIe puisque elle est achevée en 1244. C'est une église à nef unique composée de trois travées. L'abside est arrondie à l’intérieur alors quelle est pentagonale à l'extérieur. Le chevet est en cul de four. Au milieu de l'abside un vitrail représentant "La guérison de l'aveugle" éclaire le chœur.

Extérieur de l'église Le porche comporte un fronton triangulaire soutenu par deux demi-colonnes à fûts cannelés et à chapiteaux corinthiens. Abside pentagonale flanquée aux angles de pilastres avec chapiteaux corinthiens. La corniche saillante est décorée de palmettes dans une gorges soutenue par des modillons représentant des têtes humaines ou animales. Les intervalles entre les modillons sont garnis de rosaces , de feuilles d'acanthes et de palmettes.

Sources : L’Eglise

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1190

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: 9:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

Street address of Church:
1 Le Village
Saint-Restitut, Drôme France
26130


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