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Église Saint-Pierre de Soubise

Historic site and monument ,  Church in Soubise

  • "An old church is partly visible, but it was destroyed during the wars of religion. A few windows and historiated Roman capitals and a splendid Gothic vault under the bell tower have been preserved. It was a collegiate church served by a prior and the canons. During the wars of religion, especially in 1566-1567, Catholic worship was repeatedly banned in Soubise and the church largely destroyed. Around 1712, the prince of Soubise, Hercule Mériadec de Rohan, rebuilt the church at his expense,...
    "An old church is partly visible, but it was destroyed during the wars of religion. A few windows and historiated Roman capitals and a splendid Gothic vault under the bell tower have been preserved. It was a collegiate church served by a prior and the canons. During the wars of religion, especially in 1566-1567, Catholic worship was repeatedly banned in Soubise and the church largely destroyed. Around 1712, the prince of Soubise, Hercule Mériadec de Rohan, rebuilt the church at his expense, the ruins were concealed with a classical facade which completed a semicircular nave.

    As was customary in the 18th century when the benefactor of a church died, a funeral band was painted around 1749 on the walls of the nave in homage to Hercule-Mériadec de Rohan, Prince of Soubise (1669-1749) who had rebuilds at his expense the church destroyed, in large part, during the wars of religion. On the black background of this band are the arms of the Rohan, party of gules with nine gold twins and Brittany. The shield is surmounted by a ducal crown with the mantle to match. They were undoubtedly degraded at The Revolution and rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century.

    The Ex Voto de Soubise representing Saint Elmo and Saint Claire, was produced by a certain Roussel in 1748. The saint is dressed as a bishop and the saint as a nun. above them the Virgin and Child is surmounted by the Holy Spirit and surrounded by cherubs. On the left are two beautiful vessels with three decks. Saint Elmo (or Erasmus) "
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • In a village
Services
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  • Free
  • Free
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Openings

  • All year
  • All year 2022