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September 2023
Saturday 16
16:30 - 17:30
Sunday 17
17:00 - 18:00

Abbaye de Saint-Sever

Place du Tour du Sol, 40500 Saint-Sever
  • Landes
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Discovery of the great organ of the Benedictine abbey

Enjoy one of the last masterpieces of organ builder Cavaillé-Coll... Organist Philippe Carrère shares his passion with you during a visit punctuated with demonstrations.
16 and 17 September 2023Passed
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Free of charge. Upon registration.
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Enjoy the intimacy of one of the last masterpieces of organ builder Cavaillé-Coll... The organist Philippe Carrère shares his passion with you during a visit punctuated by demonstrations.

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About the location

Abbaye de Saint-Sever
Place du Tour du Sol, 40500 Saint-Sever
  • Landes
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
The abbey was based(established) towards 988 by Guilhem Sanche, duke of Gascony and his wife Urraca, girl of the king of Navarre, under a wisigothique rule(ruler) of Spanish origin. His(Her,Its) 1st church had three apses. In 1028, Gregory de Montaner, Benedictine come from Cluny, became the abbot there. After a fire by 1060, he(it) made rebuild the church according to an ambitious plan: seven apses spread out as in Cluny at that time. He(It) prettifies the legend of Severus the martyr, the holy eponym, to attract the pilgrims. He(It) also made copy out and illuminate a manuscript of Spanish origin: Beatus or Apocalypse of Saint-Sever, kept(preserved) in the National library. He(It) re-based(re-established) the abbey under the rule(ruler) Benedictine.
The church-abbey church, was ended to a great extent in the XIIth century under one of his successors, the abbot Suavius, with high chapels and sculpted capitals(big tops), who 77 are still kept(preserved). The abbot Suavius based(established) the city officially in 1100 and also contributed to the reputation of saint Severus, always to attract the pilgrims.
The abbey was devastated over the centuries: Hundred Years' War, of Religions The congregation of Saint-Maur restored the monument to the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries: the cloister and the chapter house are open to visit.
[STOP_TRANSLATION]Le monastère fut désaffecté pendant la Révolution, puis l’église rendue au culte paroissial en 1795\. L’abbaye fut inscrite sur la liste du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO en 1998 au titre des chemins de Compostelle. La salle capitulaire est alors devenue salle du trésor avec entre-autres un fac-similé du manuscrit du Beatus de Saint-Sever.
L’église est en cours de rénovation intérieure pour lui rendre sa splendeur du XIXe siècle.
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Édifice religieux, Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, Monument historique
©Abbaye Saint-Sever