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Eglise Saint-Antoine

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Church, Religious site, listed, 14th C in Eygliers
  • I find our parish church very similar to other churches in the area. I wonder why ....

  • The church of Saint-Antoine was rebuilt between 1457 and 1494 under the episcopate of Jean Bayle, archbishop of Embrun. You can see his coat of arms on one of the capitals of the nave. The end of the 15th century marked a period of reconstruction after wars, famines and epidemics.
    The archbishop was one of the architects of this revival. Eygliers, Saint Crépin, Vars and Risoul owe him their parish church. The church of Saint Antoine is listed as a Historic Monument with its entrance...
    The church of Saint-Antoine was rebuilt between 1457 and 1494 under the episcopate of Jean Bayle, archbishop of Embrun. You can see his coat of arms on one of the capitals of the nave. The end of the 15th century marked a period of reconstruction after wars, famines and epidemics.
    The archbishop was one of the architects of this revival. Eygliers, Saint Crépin, Vars and Risoul owe him their parish church. The church of Saint Antoine is listed as a Historic Monument with its entrance composed of 2 columns and its Lombardy-inspired motifs. In the nave, the 16th century frescoes, discovered in 1968, illustrate the cult of Saint Jacques and the pilgrimage to Compostela. Note, on the outside, the presence of two animal heads sculpted on one of the doors. This late Romanesque parish church also served as a place of worship for the inhabitants of the fortress of Mont-Dauphin, because of its proximity. Its simple and uncluttered style is embellished by a beautiful porch, made of pink marble columns with large masonry pebbles on the ground.
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