Église Saint-Saturnin de Brassempouy

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm

Opens at 01:45 pm

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Dax / Chalosse / Tursan / Adour

  • English
    • Listed as a Historic Monument since 1939, the Roman-Gothic church of Brassempouy dates from the beginning of the 12th century.
      A military defense tower was added to it in the 13th century. Enhanced in the 14th century, the church was further altered a century later with the construction of two side chapels and the stone spire which crowns the top of the tower, jewels of flamboyant Gothic.

      In the 16th century, a stone vault - asymmetrical to adapt to the offset of the chapels - was built. All the keystones are decorated and it should be noted in particular the presence of a hanging keystone - which is very rare - representing a phylactery angel with folded wings.

      After this important work, special care is given to the furniture. In the 18th century, a very colorful wood paneling decor was installed in the choir. In the 19th century, the stained glass windows and an original plaster Stations of the Cross embellished the church.
      You can also admire the white marble altar, a gift made to the parish at the beginning of the 20th century. We can see Christ surrounded by the four evangelists.

      Finally, at the level of the grandstand, a small door was perhaps reserved for cagots. The term cagots designates outcasts, victims of numerous discriminations, whose origin remains poorly known and whose population was concentrated in the south-west of France.

      The restoration work, undertaken a few years ago, has finally been completed. The Saint-Saturnin Church in Brassempouy has now regained its splendor !

      The church is open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (audio-guided tour).
      Des visites guidées du village et de l'église vous sont proposées toute l'année pour les groupes constitués (10 personnes minimums). Sur réservation auprès du PréhistoSite - 05 58 89 21 73

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Traveller Reviews Église Saint-Saturnin de Brassempouy

4.8 sur 5 4 reviews

  • Azurus D

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Azurus D on 28/10/2018

    Very beautiful church made up of different periods ranging from almost primitive Romanesque to flamboyant Gothic. The offset ribbed vault is a masterpiece of its kind and an astonishing architectural gesture. This church is symptomatic of the quality of culture and art which has spread deep in France. It is reassuring to see such a place so well preserved and maintained.

  • Quentin Feniou - Mondes Oubliés

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Quentin Feniou - Mondes Oubliés on 17/10/2021

    Beautiful church in the heart of a typical village. Open and has a fairly complete and free audio guide!

  • RUAMPS

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by RUAMPS on 27/10/2018

    A wonder !

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Église Saint-Saturnin de Brassempouy

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Église Saint-Saturnin de Brassempouy
40330 Brassempouy

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43° 38'3.9"N, 0° 41'41.12"W

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