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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Jean Paul Bouteillier (3 years ago)
Très bien restauré. Parfait pour une prière
Martine Galland (3 years ago)
Très belle église aussi bien à l'extérieur qu'à l'intérieur.
play thithi (3 years ago)
Grande amatrice de vieilles pierres et église, en entrant dans celle ci je suis restée bouche bée par ces volumes, son architecture, etc.... malgré les siècles, et même si elle fut restaurée il y a peu, elle n'a rien perdu de sa superbe! C'est un merveille à visiter si vous êtes sur saumur.
Florence Pecoud (3 years ago)
Ce bel édifice est magnifique et pas seulement dû à la restauration entre 2008 et 2016. Sa construction s'est déroulée en plusieurs étapes de la fin du XIIème au XVIème siècle, la façade fut reconstruite en 1675. De beaux vitraux a admirer et un orgue que nous aurions aimé entendre.
Renaud CIVRAIS (3 years ago)
Belle église. L'orgue est a voir.
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