16 and 17 September 2023Passed
September 2023
Saturday 16
09:00 - 15:00
Sunday 17
10:00 - 18:00

Église Notre-Dame d'Aubenton 02500 Aubenton

0 Place de l'Église 02500 Aubenton
  • Aisne
  • Hauts-de-France

Free visit of the Church of Our Lady of Aubenton, with explanatory panels

A fortified church victim of several sieges and the two world wars, but enriched by the misfortunes of the abbey of Bucilly...
16 and 17 September 2023Passed
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Like many churches in Thiérache, the fortified church of Aubenton is especially worth a visit as it contains painted works and furniture from the former abbey of Bucilly, destroyed in revolutionary fever from 1790 to 1793. 2021 was the 900th anniversary of the creation of the Order of Premonstratensians, of which Bucilly was a daughter-abbey.
Not only does the Tribune Ogue come from it, but also from many paintings, stalls, the confessional, the pulpit, the beautifully carved wooden sacristy door.
Remarkable ceiling painted in 1685, gift of Marie de Lorraine, Duchess of Guise.

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Église Notre-Dame d'Aubenton 02500 Aubenton
0 Place de l'Église 02500 Aubenton
  • Aisne
  • Hauts-de-France
Dominating the landscape, an unmissable landmark, the bell tower of Notre-Dame d'Aubenton Church has a very slender octagonal spire, which dates from 1784, while the original form was simply pyramidal. The church itself was built between 1044 and the first half of the 12th century and particularly suffered from the events of war, burned during the sieges of 1340 and 1521\. The most important restorations date back to 1553 and 1812, 1883 and 1984 ... then finally in 2010-2013, with a complete overhaul of the structure and roof of the spire. An impressive structure that is well worth, on a local scale, that of the "forest" of Notre-Dame de Paris. The visit will take place in small groups, with waiting at the foot of the building. The bell tower houses 4 bells that ring the hours and the half hours, the angelus at 8h, noon and 19h...
Monument historique, Édifice religieux
The access takes place by spiral staircase whose steps are relatively high, so tiring: it is recommended to be in perfect health.
Bernard Gréhant