St. Martin's Church

Ahetze, France

St. Martin Church is located at a crossing point of the Way of St. James. Its construction started in the 16th century. It contains an 18th-century wooden statue of St. James in pilgrim clothing, an 18th-century statue of the Assumption of Mary, an 18th-century altarpiece and a 15th-century processional cross. The arms of this cross are garnished with small bells. During a witch trial in 1609, this cross was considered as a diabolical object by Councillor Pierre de Lancre.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Religious sites in France

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Paul Gerard Rittershaus (2 years ago)
Saint Martin Church of Saint Jean-Baptist Parish of Arcangues
yves offredo (3 years ago)
Very pretty and maintained is worth the detour
olivier de nîmes (5 years ago)
Very beautiful Basque church with 3 balconies
la bici clásica Vintage Bikes (5 years ago)
Beautiful altarpiece.
Breizh Ibis (5 years ago)
Beautiful pte church white head with his cemetery pt at his feet, not easy access for people with reduced mobility. Church during my visit, closed, pity. Today Easter Monday, open but nobody except me. A simple interior, 3 heights of stands. Very few stained glass windows A beautiful altarpiece and beautiful paintings.
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