Church of Saint Peter’s, Saumur!

And I bring back swing into the center of France, in a wonderful region that has given so much beauty to France and many visitors over the years! This is an area I go even now often, sometimes into castles but mostly into towns and see the history and architecture of it, and especially the wines we drink at home!

I like to tell you a bit more on the town of Saumur, and the nice Church of St Peter’s. Enjoy the off the beaten paths of my belle France!

Saint-Pierre-du-Marais (St. Peter’s Church)  in Saumur,  dept 49 of the Maine-et-Loire, in the Pays de la Loire region.

Saumur

A bit of history I like

The neighborhood of Saint-Pierre  was developed in the 12C. Its Church, dedicated to Saint Peter, was built from the 12C to the 17C,at the hinges of the Romanesque and Gothic Angevin styles. The building is constructed of limestone and white stone. It features a Romanesque portal, a Plantagenet-style nave, a small 14C lateral chapel, two Renaissance chapels, etc. Its bell tower has a slightly twisted polygonal arrow with a height of 69 meters. The roof of St. Peter’s Church is impressive, with long-shaped roofs, as well as an arrow and a polygonal dome of the most beautiful effect. The great facade of Tufa was rebuilt after its collapse in 1674 in the Classical style.  The Church will be the subject of several restoration campaigns.

In the entrance inside the Church, you can admired in front of the beautiful staircase to reach the floor as well as the vaults and keys of vaults of the ceiling.  A beautiful liturgical furniture, remarkable sculptures, numerous paintings as well as colorful stained glass windows.

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saumur

saumur

A facade rebuilt in the 17C hides a Gothic Plantagenet building that has kept the right brace a Romanesque door to the beautiful covings. Embedded in the square of the same name between the splendid mansions dating from the 16C to 20C. It lost its original portal in 1674 when lightning felled on it and was rebuilt in Counter-Reformation style. It features a superb Plantagenet vault, from the 15C stalls to the sculpted figures, but above all a magnificent series of 16C tapestries that trace the life of Saint Peter and Saint Florent. On Saturday morning, the regional product market animates the area.

saumur

saumur

Saumur

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Like I said another off the beaten path site of my belle France. One passing by magical Saumur and its many attractions or distractions ::) you can come and see these marvels waiting for you to show their history, architecture, and quant neighborhood ambiances.

Some webpages to help you plan your trip here are

City of Saumur on St Peter’s Church

Tourist office of Saumur on St Peter’s Church

There you go a short and sassy description of another monument for locals and visitors alike; fully enjoy these marvels of the off the beaten path routine, and spread out your horizons of my belle France.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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8 Comments to “Church of Saint Peter’s, Saumur!”

  1. Saumur is a lovely town and we enjoyed all the caves along the road on our way to the Château, but I am afraid we did not visit this pretty church. Perhaps next time…

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  2. Thanks. I am so sick of it! 😬

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