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ARTEFACTS
Altars




Because of the destructions wrought by the Revolution, the artefacts that still exist are rich but no longer exceptional. For instance a lot of sculptures were hammered down as well as several tombs. However, what remains and what was added in the 19th century is definitely worth a visit.

 

18th century altar front showing the Mystic Lamb.
(carved wood)

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Another altar front from the 18th century shows Saint Avoye receiving the Holy Communion brought by an angel into her jail.

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Detail from Saint Avoye altar front
(carved wood)


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Chapel of the Rosary, in baroque style (time of king Louis XIII, first half of the 17thc.) An exceptional canvas (St Domenico receiving the Rosary - see the 'paintings' page) is mounted in the altarpiece made of carved and gilded wood. Above a statue of the Virgin dating from the 17th century.

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The high altar in Louis XVI style ( i.e. late 18th century) comes from a former Carthusian monastery in Gaillon (a nearby little town), the original altar having been destroyed during the Revolution.

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