The Church St. John the Baptist in Mauléon-Licharre!

So here you go , a monument briefly touch base before on my road warrior ways of the southwest of my belle France. I have other posts on Mauléon-Licharre but need to tell you about this church in its own post. Therefore, here is my take on the Church St. John the Baptist. 

Mauléon-Licharre is located in the department 64 of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Only 59 km by road from Pau where we were based.

It is located in the heart of the historical province of Soule, at the foot of the Pyrenees. Mauléon, an old feudal town, was built on the right bank of the Saison river or gave of Mauléon, at the foot of a hill where the ruins of the castle rise. The current town was created in 1841 by the union of the towns of Mauléon and Licharre.

Mauléon-Licharre is the capital of the espadrille. The manufacture of espadrilles, sandals and ankle boots, boots and rubber clogs, is an important part of the activity. The rest is agriculture (breeding, pastures) for which the town is part of the appellation area of Ossau-Iraty. Here we also do the Etorki.Some of our favorite cheeses in France!

However, this post is really to tell you a bit more about the Church St John the Baptist of Mauléon-Licharre!  Mauléon-Licharre is one of the off the beaten path towns of my belle France and within it, the church should the top away from the more popular venues in town.

Mauleon licharre

The Church of St. John the Baptist was built in the late 19C. The decision dates from 1877, the first stone was laid in 1879 and it was consecrated on May 24, 1885. It was partly built with stones from the Church of Licharre which had been demolished. In the five following years, it was equipped with glass roofs, then the choir and the nave are decorated with paintings. Its dimensions are approximately 48 meters long and 23 meters wide. The clock located at the bottom of its spire is quite rare in local churches. This is deep Soule territory!



The city of Mauléon-Licharre on its heritage

The Basque country Soule region tourism on Mauléon-Licharre and its heritage

A local informative webpage on the region of the Soule and Mauléon-Licharre:

This is a nice town and many goodies we like here ! Not to mention nice history and beautiful architecture in the off the beaten path area of Mauléon-Licharre, Hope you enjoy the post as I

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

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