Chapelle Saint Michel - Lurs, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence
N 43° 57.956 E 005° 53.204
31T E 731577 N 4872139
Quick Description: La chapelle Saint-Michel est devant le cimetière, au sud du village de Lurs. The Saint-Michel chapel is in front of the cemetery, south of the village of Lurs.
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 4/4/2021 5:16:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM142YT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
FR Au Sud du splendide village de Lurs perché sur une crête qui domine la vallée de la Durance, la route D 462 passe devant ce petit sanctuaire dédié à saint Michel. Le bâtiment d'origine remonterait au XIIème siècle ; en 1621, il fut remanié sur ses fondations. Le mur de façade date de 1869 ; de style "néo-néogothique", il supporte un clocher-mur construit à la même époque.
Saint Michel, l'archange, est le deuxième patron du village. Une vieille tradition consistait à allumer un feu devant cette chapelle la veille de la fête de Lurs.
La dernière restauration en date de la chapelle, terminée en 2015 ou 2016, a été suivie d'un concours de peinture organisé pour créer un tableau destiné à orner l'intérieur de la chapelle. Le choix s'est porté vers l'œuvre d'Annie Reynier, qui montre l'archange saint Michel terrassant le dragon au-dessus du village de Lurs. La peinture a été bénie et mise en place à l'automne 2016.
EN South of the splendid village of Lurs perched on a ridge overlooking the Durance valley, the D 462 road passes in front of this small sanctuary dedicated to Saint Michael. The original building dates back to the 12th century; in 1621, it was reworked on its foundations. The front wall dates from 1869; in "neo-neo-Gothic" style, it supports a bell tower-wall built at the same time.
Saint Michael, the archangel, is the second patron of the village. An old tradition was to light a fire in front of this chapel on the eve of the feast of Lurs.
The last restoration to date of the chapel, completed in 2015 or 2016, was followed by a painting competition organized to create a painting intended to adorn the interior of the chapel. The choice fell on the work of Annie Reynier, which shows the archangel Saint Michael slaying the dragon above the village of Lurs. The painting was blessed and put in place in the fall of 2016.


Source : http://chapelles.provence.free.fr/lursstmichel.html
Building Materials: Stone

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