Sainte-Foy Church

Morlaas, France

Sainte-Foy church was built in the heart of Morlaas, the historic capital of Béarn. It has beautiful capitals carved in the choir, including the take-off of Sainte Foy, and the piton de Jaca, architectural motif finding themselves on the pilgrimage routes.The Romanesque portal, redesigned in the 19th century, has originals, visible in the exhibition hall of the Tourist Office. As for the remarkable original of the tympanum, it can be seen in the Chapel of Blessed Bernard. All 10 glass roofs were made by Mauméjean (1869).


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


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Peser (12 months ago)
Located in Morlaas, Romanesque style, although the temple is simple and its interior too, the cover is magnificent, rather sublime, very well preserved and with exceptional detail of the figures, the tympanum is very beautiful and in short, it is from the 11th century. .
Myriam ALVES DE MOURA (3 years ago)
The medieval Sainte-Foy de Morlaàs church is worth a detour: its portal represents Christ in Majesty, surrounded by the 24 elders of the Apocalypse and the apostles.
Patricia Garouste (3 years ago)
The tympanum of this church is exceptional. Do not hesitate to make a stop
alain Coppier (4 years ago)
Exceptional low relief.
Yann jouët (4 years ago)
A very nice building.
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