Chapelle Saint-Pierre - Vénéjan, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 44° 12.500 E 004° 40.250
31T E 633488 N 4896369
Quick Description: [EN] A Romanesque chapel at the foot of the vineyards with its bell tower and semicircular apse. [FR] Une chapelle romane au pied des vignes avec son clocher et son abside semi-circulaire.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 7/12/2019 1:48:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM10YJ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

"The chapel stands, isolated in the vineyards, at a place called L'Olivette 2.5 km north-east of the village of Vénéjan, at the northern end of the town.

The chapel Saint-Pierre is a Romanesque chapel of the twelfth century. Private property, it has been classified as a historic monument since December 12, 1996.

The Lombard Romanesque bedside

The church, covered with slate, has a beautiful Romanesque Romanesque chevet with unique apse. This semicircular apse, built in stone assembled in irregular apparatus, has a decoration of Lombard bands composed of lesenes and arches grouped by three. The apse is pierced by a single, single-sided apse window.

The southern facade

The southern facade, supported by three powerful buttresses, is pierced by a semicircular door with single splay surmounted by a tympanum and two bays, also bent and placed at different heights.

The bell tower

The slate roof is surmounted by an elegant square bell tower pierced by four colonnaded bays and pinnacle holes (holes left by the scaffolding). This belfry, with the apparatus more regular than the pinion which it prolongs, is summoned of a roof with pyramidal stone arrow ended by a cross also stone. "

Sources : The Church

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" La chapelle se dresse, isolée au milieu des vignes, au lieu-dit L'Olivette à 2,5 km au nord-est du village de Vénéjan, à l'extrémité nord de la commune.

La chapelle Saint-Pierre est une chapelle romane du XIIe siècle. Propriété privée, elle fait l'objet d'un classement au titre des monuments historiques depuis le 12 décembre 1996.

Le chevet roman lombard

L'église, couverte de lauzes, possède un beau chevet de style roman lombard à abside unique. Cette abside semi-circulaire, édifiée en pierre de taille assemblée en appareil irrégulier, présente une décoration de bandes lombardes composées de lésènes et d'arcades groupées par trois. L'abside est percée d'une fenêtre absidiale unique, à simple ébrasement.

La façade méridionale

La façade méridionale, soutenue par trois puissants contreforts, est percée d'une porte en plein cintre à simple ébrasement surmontée d'un tympan et de deux baies, cintrées elles aussi et placées à des hauteurs différentes.

Le clocher

La toiture de lauzes est surmontée d'un élégant clocher carré percé de quatre baies campanaires à colonnettes et de trous de boulin (trous laissés par les échafaudages). Ce clocher, à l'appareil plus régulier que le pignon qu'il prolonge, est sommé d'un toit à flèche pyramidale en pierre terminé par une croix elle aussi en pierre. "

Sources : L’Eglise

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1199

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

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

Street address of Church:
256 Impasse de la Chapelle
Vénéjan, Gard France
30200


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

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

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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