Église Saint-Saturnin - Pont-Saint-Esprit, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 44° 15.450 E 004° 39.050
31T E 631780 N 4901798
Quick Description: [EN] Near the Rhône, Place Saint Pierre in Pont Saint Esprit, is the church Saint Saturnin, patron and former name of the city. [FR] Près du Rhône, place Saint Pierre à Pont Saint Esprit, se trouve l'église Saint Saturnin, patron et ancien nom de la ville .
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 7/7/2019 12:29:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM10XP6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

"This church is one of the things we see from a distance when we arrive at Pont Saint Esprit.

In the tenth century, it was completely rebuilt in the 14th century. Around 1490, the portal was made by Blaise Lécuyer and financed by the salt merchant Antoine de Joyes.

After being ruined by the Wars of Religion and the Revolution, the church will be restored in the nineteenth, under the leadership of Father Dalmières, with the addition of side chapels.

Southern Gothic Church. On the single nave, open a lower and narrower apse and a set of 9 chapels housed in the buttresses.

In addition to the altar dedicated on June 22, 2008, cradle of the relics of St Saturnin and St. Therese of the Child Jesus, the choir is composed of the organ, stalls of the eighteenth century, four statues (Sts Jean, Marc , André and Expédit or Maurice) and magnificent stained glass windows.

The chapels, recently restored, each have their own character both from a pictorial and sculptural point of view. "

Sources : The Church

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"Cette église fait partie des éléments que l'on voit de loin en arrivant sur Pont Saint Esprit.

Attestée au Xème siècle, elle a été entièrement reconstruite au XIVè. Vers 1490, le portail fut réalisé par Blaise Lécuyer et financé par le marchand de sel Antoine de Joyes.

Après avoir été ruinée par les Guerres de religion et la Révolution, l'église sera restaurée au XIXè, sous l'impulsion de l'abbé Dalmières, avec adjonction de chapelles latérales.

Eglise gothique méridionale. Sur la nef unique, s’ouvrent une abside plus basse et plus étroite et un ensemble de 9 chapelles logées dansles contreforts.

Outre l’autel consacré le 22 juin 2008, berceau des reliques de St Saturnin et de Ste Thérèse de l’Enfant-Jésus, le chœur est composé de l’orgue, de stalles du XVIIIème siècle, de 4 statues (Sts Jean, Marc, André et Expédit ou Maurice) et de magnifiques vitraux.

Les chapelles, récemment restaurées, présentent chacune leur propre caractère tant du point de vue pictural que sculptural. "

Sources : L’Eglise

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1490

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

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

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: 10:30 AM

Street address of Church:
Place Saint-Pierre
Pont-Saint-Esprit, Gard France
30130


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

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If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

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