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17 and 18 September 2022Passed
Conditions
Ascent to the bell tower on reservation for visitors over 10 years.
September 2022
Saturday 17
10:00 - 11:00
14:00 - 18:00
Sunday 18
14:00 - 18:00
10 to 99 years old

Église Saint-Julien de Domfront

61700 Domfront en Poiraie
  • Orne
  • Normandie

Free visit on reservation for the climb to the bell tower

Climb to the bell tower on reservation.
17 and 18 September 2022Passed
Conditions
Ascent to the bell tower on reservation for visitors over 10 years.
Cliché Arpanum

A major element of the heritage of the 20th century in Normandy, built according to the Byzantine square plan, surmounted by a massive bell tower.
One of the first reinforced concrete churches in France (1924 – 1933),
construction by the Parisian architect Albert Guilbert and interior decoration, mosaics and stained glass by the Parisian mosaicist Ernest Jean Gaudin,
Consecration on 30 September 1933,
Suffering from the disease of reinforced concrete and some weaknesses of the arches supporting the huge belfry extinguished,
Listed as a historical monument on 25 March 1993.
After the restoration of the bell tower in 2013, in 2021, it began a second phase of work that will be done in 3 slices over a period of 7 years with the restoration of the exterior walls, glass, portals and all the magnificent interior decoration (painted decorations, mosaics, furniture, etc.).
Work on the first slab (north, east and south exterior walls, as well as the north and south canopies) was completed on April 26, 2022.

Types d'événement
Visite libre
Thème 2022
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About the location

Église Saint-Julien de Domfront
61700 Domfront en Poiraie
  • Orne
  • Normandie
Tags
Monument historique, Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire, Édifice religieux
A major element of the heritage of the 20th century in Normandy, a church built according to the Byzantine square plan surmounted by a massive bell tower, one of the first reinforced concrete churches in France (1924 – 1933), built by the Parisian architect Albert Guilbert, Interior decoration, mosaics and glass windows by the Parisian mosaicist Ernest Jean Gaudin, consecration on September 30, 1933, suffering from the disease of reinforced concrete and some weaknesses of the arches supporting the huge bell tower extinguished, classified historical monument on March 25, 1993\. After the restoration of the bell tower in 2013, it requires a second phase of work for the rest of the building with the restoration of the exterior walls, glass windows, portals and all the beautiful interior decoration (painted decorations, mosaics, furniture, etc.).
Access
Car parks nearby.
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