Church St Pierre au Marais at Saumur!

And moving right along in the wonderful Saumur, I will like to show you a bit more of the Church of St Pierre au Marais sort of St Peter’s of the marshes Church.  The city has plenty of things to see right in the old valley of the kings and many already showcase in my blog. It is time for this wonderful Church of St Peter.

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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 was the subject of several restoration campaigns. The Church of Saint-Pierre-du-Marais in dept 49 of the Maine-et-Loire, region of Pays de la Loire,in the town of Saumur.

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The roof of St. Peter’s Church is impressive, with long roofs, and a polygonal dome and dome of the most beautiful effect. At the entrance inside the church, you will be admiring the beautiful spiral staircase to reach the floor and the vaults and vault of the ceiling. Then, a beautiful liturgical furniture, remarkable sculptures, numerous paintings as well as colourful stained glass windows. There are organ concerts here regularly

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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. 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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It has been renovated over the years the last mayor work took place between 2008 to 2016,when it reopened to the services. Now it is wonderfully done and exquisite renovated at to its time. A nice stop over while in Saumur. Hope you enjoy it

Some webpages to help you plan your visit here are:

The city of Saumur on the churchhttps://www.ville-saumur.fr/patrimoine-architectural/l-eglise-saint-pierre-2

The Saumur tourist office on the churchhttps://www.ot-saumur.fr/EGLISE-SAINT-PIERRE-DE-SAUMUR_a713.html

There you go folks, 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. Do enjoy the St Peter’s Church of Saumur!

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

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