Église Sainte-Marthe de Tarascon

Tarascon, France

Église Sainte-Marthe de Tarascon is a collegiate church in Tarascon It is where, according to a local tradition, the biblical figure Martha is buried. Collegiate Sainte-Marthe was dedicated in 1197 and enlarged in the 14th and 15th centuries. It was built half-Romanesque in the 12th century and half-Gothic in the 14th century.

The tympanum and lintel of the Romanesque southern portal were severely damaged during the French Revolution. The tip of the church tower was destroyed during Allied bombings on August 16, 1944. It was later rebuilt.

The crypt dates from the 3rd century. It houses the relics of Martha in a sarcophagus of the 4th century.



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Founded: 1197
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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ly ly (3 months ago)
I am used to visiting religious monuments but I must say that I was touched by this place by meeting the Father of this church who welcomed me on a visit in progress he explains the architecture very well as well that the story I was very touched by this visit to the point that being an atheist I lit a candle on leaving in Sainte-Marthe thank you to this extraordinary priest
frederique pain (5 months ago)
Salvatore Ignaccolo (5 months ago)
Belle acoustic
Alice (11 months ago)
A really nice church inside. Outside you really suffer from the over-restoration. I hope the French come to understand that there is beauty in the old walls and that by plastering it you take the soul out of the church.
Le Blog de Cata (Catalina L) (2 years ago)
Historic place, we were impressed by the story of Saint Martha sister of Lazarus and Mary Magdalene. Nice discovery
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