St. Peter's Church

Saumur, France

The church dedicated to St.Peter (Eglise St-Pierre) was built in the late 12th century. The façade rebuilt in the 17th century  hides a Plantagenet Gothic building where occasional organ recitals are given. Two rooms of 16th century  tapestries are on view here from Easter to All Saints' Day. Its treasures include also beautifully carved 15th-century wooden stalls in the choir.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Nathalie Lachot (3 months ago)
Essential church in the city center of Saumur, for who comes to visit the city. As beautiful on the outside as on the inside. Beautiful statues, beautiful stained glass windows.
rw (4 months ago)
beautiful and tranquil church with tapestries up for show at the end of the church during summer
Guillaume David (4 months ago)
The Saint-Pierre church in Saumur is truly magnificent. Its major asset is undoubtedly the superb organ which has recently been restored, offering I imagine an exceptional sound experience. This church is a must when visiting Saumur. Its charm and history make it a place not to be missed for visitors.
François T. (5 months ago)
Very beautiful church that I was finally able to visit after so many years of renovation work that was completed in my absence. The interior is vast, the stained glass windows and paintings magnificent with a very Boen organ kept in operation from time to time. One of the most beautiful churches in the region!
Chloé (17 months ago)
Beautiful and very relaxing
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