Saint-Martin Church

Pau, France

The church of Saint-Martin was first built between 1468 and 1472 on a site opposite the castle of Pau. In the 19th century, the church was too small for the population of Pau and was replaced in 1871 by a new church located a little further east. It was therefore decided to demolish the old church in 1885. The church tower was partially destroyed in 1794, then rebuilt in wood in 1805 before being completely rebuilt when the new Saint-Martin church was built. The new building is of neo-Gothic architecture with a Byzantine influence.

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Rue Adoue 6a, Pau, France
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Founded: 1468-1472
Category: Religious sites in France

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Leo H (2 years ago)
Beautiful building
Eric Trip (4 years ago)
Beautiful peaceful church.
Shane Shucheng Wong (5 years ago)
Beautiful church with calm atmosphere. Automatic toilet nearby.
Dominik Vít (5 years ago)
Beautiful church of Saint Martin rebuilt in 19th century in neogothic style with impressive wall paintings and stained glass. Toilets nearby.
john hodge (5 years ago)
Beautiful, Stunning, Original, Strange - we can think of absolutley nothing negative to say. The is church has many quirky features that you need to look hard for - but the looking is worth it. We have visited quite a few churches - this one is OUTSTANDING
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