La Romieu Church

La Romieu, France

Arnaud d'Aux was born in the little village of La Romieu in Gascony in 1265 and later became cardinal in 1312. To honour his birth he ordered the construction of this Collegiale de La Romieu. As a result an abbey with a church, two towers and a court were constructed in gothic style were completed in 1318. One of the towers is an octoganal completely closed structure. The other tower is a much more square-shaped open structure carrying the chruch bells. In the church which is beautifully restored, there are unique frescos with esoteric motives and black angels on display for the public. The tiled floor is still in its original state.

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Founded: 1318
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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ntonckens (3 years ago)
The town is known for its beautiful old buildings and medieval streets. The town is not very big. You can take an hour to explore this beautiful village. A visit to La Romieu is not complete without a visit to its beautiful church and the accompanying monastery. Many names, signs and images of cats can be found in this town. This is due to a story from the Middle Ages, in which the cats in the village are said to have chased away a huge mouse plague. Since then, the cats in this village have been revered. When you spend your holidays in the Gers department, a visit to this charming town is definitely worth it!
Ian Rendle (5 years ago)
Wonderful location, steeped in history. Very worthy of the World Heritage status. Perfect spiritual stop over for pilgrims on the Compastella de Santiago.
Nicolas Schaeffer (5 years ago)
Imposing building with unusual architecture. The guide is very enthusiastic.
Fr Simon Lumby (5 years ago)
Just beautiful!
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