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16 and 17 September 2023Passed
Conditions
Free of charge. Free admission.
Registration
September 2023
Saturday 16
10:00 - 12:00
14:30 - 18:00
Sunday 17
10:00 - 12:00
14:30 - 18:00
7 to 99 years old

Chapelle Saint-Benoît

Rue de la libération, 47200 Marmande
  • Lot-et-Garonne
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Guided tour of the chapel of Marmande

Backed by the sub-prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne in the city center of Marmande, the Saint-Benoît chapel is a building classified as Historical Monuments, which elegantly mixes the styles...
16 and 17 September 2023Passed
Conditions
Free of charge. Free admission.
Registration
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Backed by the sub-prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne in the city center of Marmande, the Saint-Benoît Chapel is a building classified as Historical Monuments, which elegantly mixes baroque and classical styles. The only vestige of the former convent of Saint-Benoît, founded in 1645 by the Marquise de Grignols, it became a revolutionary prison when the nuns were expelled in 1792. The chapel was not returned to worship until 1839. Observe its classical style facade dominated by simple and sober lines, then enter and discover the baroque style interior with lush decoration. Admire the ceiling with its painted wood decoration with exuberant motifs, a vast polychrome gilded wooden altarpiece and an exceptional series of paintings from the Toulouse school of the eighteenth century, illustrating the life of Jesus (adoration of the magi, baptism, etc.).

Types d'événement
Visite commentée / Conférence
Thèmes 2023
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Conditions de participation
Gratuit
Type de public
Tout public

About the location

Chapelle Saint-Benoît
Rue de la libération, 47200 Marmande
  • Lot-et-Garonne
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Discover this chapel of the former Benedictine convent, dating from the 17th century and mixing baroque and classical style. It features 17th-century painted ceilings, paintings by French painter Johan Michel and a baroque altarpiece in gilded wood.
Tags
Monument historique, Édifice religieux
Access
Accessible to RMCs.