Auvers Church

Auvers, France

Saint Etienne Church in Auvers is a Gothic church with a Flamboyant porch with buttressed corners topped by slender pinnacles (15th century). There is a Romanesque limestone baptismal basin, carved with thirteen Romanseque arcatures and two tores.

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Rue Eglise 27, Auvers, France
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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www.ot-carentan.fr

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Rick Deruet (9 months ago)
A very beautiful church
Simon Abercrombie (10 months ago)
The church made famous by Van Gogh. Fairly typical of its period, it's rather pretty but no more so than many other churches. However, the painting changes everything. Unfortunately, it's not in the best condition. From the interior, the church tower looks to have been shored up to strengthen it.
Dragana M (10 months ago)
Beautiful window glases and decoration. Big church in small vilage.
Matt Geer (2 years ago)
Beautiful Church, a quiet space to pray as it's open during the day. In a picturesque area
HSY KIM (2 years ago)
To be there, itself was quite touching. I was exactly standing the place where Vincent was painting his art. I was also happy to enter the church to look around. Since there was renovation, the entrance is a bit hidden. I was quite moved to be there. I recommend to visit and enjoy the view from the outside too.
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