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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Chloé (15 days ago)
Beautiful and very relaxing
Dominique LAPOULLE (18 days ago)
Really very beautiful Church, a few people, but we can gather all the same, statues, stained glass windows, everything is to be discovered, we can also light a candle to prolong our prayer when we leave. Visit to recommend without hesitation.
Anne-Sophie Le Menac'h (asop) (3 months ago)
The prettiest in Saumur
stan hauben (12 months ago)
Nothing special
Virginie Pascaud (16 months ago)
Beautiful church in the heart of Saumur. Reopened shortly after years of work !! It's nice to come back!
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