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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P François (3 years ago)
Eglise was Barricaded! Signage says contruction should finished October 2017. But its 1 year overdue.
Ailsa Chou (3 years ago)
Unfortunately the charcoal repairing. But it’s clear to see Van Gogh’s painting and compare them.
Mimi Morris (4 years ago)
Wonderful experience to look at the Landscapes and buildings that Vincent van Gogh painted.... FYI dude just wanted to photobomb my picture.... he would not move so I could take my picture :-0
Monique Könning (4 years ago)
A beautiful church in a wonderful town. This is probably one of the most famous churches of the world, painted by Vincent van Gogh. The
sandra acone (5 years ago)
A beautiful town where Vincent Van Gough lived his final time and his spirit is present in this church. Van Gogh's resting place is a 5 minute walk away.
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