Sunday, 25 March 2012

Church on Sunday...Montresor

This Sunday I'm taking you to Montresor and the L'église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Dedicated to, no surprise here... John the Baptist.

This Collegiate church was founded in the 16th century and has been listed as a 'Historical Monument of France' since 1840.  It has, like many French monuments, been heavily restored to its now (over)pristine condition.The church has a single naive with two bays, the central stained glass window behind the alter was moved here from another part of the church during the restoration work.

 Construction was started by Imbert de Basternay to house his family funeral vault - ironically he died before its completion. The family tomb can be viewed inside the church.

No matter where you are in this beautiful village the church and its steeple are clearly visible.

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