St. Saviour’s Church

Île d'Yeu, France

The church of Saint Saviour (L'église de Saint-Sauveur) was originally built around 1040 by monks. The present Neo-Gothic style date from the reconstruction made in 1857 to the grounds of medieval church.

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Founded: ca. 1040
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Constance Vaucel (3 years ago)
Superb 12th century church, recently renovated!
François d'Illiers (3 years ago)
Very nice wedding mass, and I'm sure the local Islais community is great too
Dominique Devos (4 years ago)
Curious church whose bell, the only original part (14th century if I remember correctly), is on the side, and not on the main facade.
Marc Reiller (4 years ago)
To visit during a stay on the island. Magnificent.
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