Saint-Jean-de-Béré Church

Châteaubriant, France

Saint-Jean-de-Béré Church (Church of St. John the Baptist) was built in the 11th century. Its Baroque altarpiece (17th century) and listed statues give it all its charm, under the watchful eye of an “Eternal Father” originating from an old altarpiece and a Sainte Rita carved by Jean Fréour in 1950 in the beam of an old cider press.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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André Tiberghien (2 years ago)
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Momo Dusseaux (2 years ago)
Pas accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite
Fab Mon (3 years ago)
L’église Saint-Jean de Béré (ou officiellement église Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Béré) est une très ancienne église de Châteaubriant, située en dehors du centre historique, près des vestiges du prieuré du faubourg de Béré. L'église fait l’objet d’un classement au titre des monuments historiques depuis le 26 décembre 1906 ... Au tout début du XIe siècle, Brient, un seigneur breton, fonde le prieuré Saint-Pierre de Béré, au sommet d'une colline dominant la Chère, petite rivière tributaire de la Vilaine. Autour du prieuré se forme rapidement un petit village, et sa situation sur les Marches de Bretagne encourage Brient à faire construire un château afin de défendre ses terres. Ce château, qui donna son nom à la ville de Châteaubriant (« le château de Brient »), n'est pas construit dans le village de Béré mais à deux kilomètres à l'est, sur un éperon rocheux. La future ville de Châteaubriant se construit autour de ce château, mais ce qui est désormais le faubourg de Béré continue à être habité. ☺
Arthur Jourdan (3 years ago)
Une église magnifique qui devrait être mise en valeur !
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