L'Orgue de l'Église Saint-Laurent - Ollioules, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 43° 08.378 E 005° 50.826
31T E 731542 N 4780256
Quick Description: This organ can be seen inside the église Saint-Laurent, a catholic church located at Place Victor Clément in the French commune of Ollioules.
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 1/25/2017 6:22:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMTYXY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:
The église Saint-Laurent was erected between 1096 and 1143 on an ancient Roman cella in the purest primitive Romanesque style. Originally, it contained only a nave preceded by a choir. The evolution of the population will require, from 1517 a first expansion. The church is then endowed with collateral, a bell tower that surmounts the apse and a bell tower. In 1652 six side chapels are added. The XIXth century will be the source of new developments. The creation of a tribune for the organ and the replacement of the pavement (with the tombstones that it contains) by a tiling.

In this building with three naves finished in cul-de-four, works of art are numerous: a baroque virgin in white marble, baptismal font from the former Franciscan abbey, an oak pulpit carved with bas-reliefs depicting the martyr of Saint-Laurent, the work of the Toulon artist Bonnegrâce, not to mention a fabulous acoustic.

The grandstand built in the last century has been occupied since 1914 by an organ that comes from the chapel of the Petit Séminaire de Marseille.

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