Church of St. Etienne

Chinon, France

There has been a church dedicated to St. Etienne (Saint Stephen) in Chinon since the 11th century but the current church was constructed between 1460 and 1490. It comprises a nave of five bays, two side chapels, a choir of two bays and a polygonal apse.

The flamboyant gothic influence is in evidence from the moment you step through the elaborate portal. The stained glass windows are by the master glass-maker Julien-Leopold Lobin who's workshops provided many of the windows for the 19th century church-building programme in the region.

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Founded: 1460-1490
Category: Religious sites in France

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Cornelia Afumu Ncara (3 months ago)
We were lucky enough to be married by DON ARTHUR, an incredible priest and understandably I was a little late because the town hall had taken time to adapt. To change my dress at the town hall he let me change in the church itself. Truly incredible, the ceremony was touching, each of our guests shed a little tear. I also want to say that my husband is an atheist, so the ceremony and preparations for church went very well. All the priests welcomed us well. Thanks again to DON ARTHUR for the unforgettable ceremony.
Sylvie Renault (6 months ago)
Very beautiful building, very soothing, very beautiful stained glass windows
Annie MASSIAS (3 years ago)
Place of meditation for Joan of Arc
Michel Boutet (3 years ago)
Very beautiful church well kept and nice walk on the outskirts on the hillside to see, panoramic view of the city ...
Karin Furger (5 years ago)
Amen
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