Saint-Étienne Church

Saint-Mihiel, France

Saint-Étienne church was erected first time in the 11th century and the current appearance dates mainly from the 16th century. With its vividly coloured stained-glass windows the church houses one of Ligier Richier's major works, The Entombment. The sculpture, which has recently been restored, is justifiably considered as one of the finest examples of 16th-century sculpture in Lorraine. The 13 figures are slightly larger than life and are carved out of fine-grained Meuse limestone. This is the sculptor's last known work in France.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Clement Muller (17 months ago)
Small church very nice be careful in winter no heating come dressed
laurent varnier (2 years ago)
Magnifique Sépulcre (XVIè siècle) de Ligier , un peu trop protégé par une grille qui gêne la perception globale de l'œuvre qui possède de nombreux personnages. Sous le soleil, les beaux vitraux des années 30 illuminent l'église hall de couleurs chatoyantes. A voir.
Odile Sommer (2 years ago)
Take a tour to admire the Sepulcher of Ligier Richier and the magnificent stained glass windows from the 1930s
R G (3 years ago)
The church of my childhood. The magnificent burial sculpture of Ligier Richier.
Jon Snow (3 years ago)
Beautiful church, with great artwork inside. Worth the detour.
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