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16 and 17 September 2023Passed
Conditions
Free of charge. Free admission.
Registration
September 2023
Saturday 16
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Sunday 17
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00

Centre-ville historique de Saint-Sever

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

Free visit of the Saint-Girons crypt

Discover this crypt, place of worship for many pilgrims of Santiago de Compostela. It was intended for the conservation and veneration of the relics of Saint Girons. It was...
16 and 17 September 2023Passed
Conditions
Free of charge. Free admission.
Registration
@Gilles Arroyo

Discover this crypt, place of worship for many pilgrims of Santiago de Compostela. It was intended for the conservation and veneration of the relics of Saint Girons. It was located under the choir of the church of the Romanesque abbey of Saint-Girons which was demolished in 1904, because of its dilapidation and its distance from the town center.
It is accessed by two side stairs built in the thickness of the walls. In the center, 4 marble columns surround the slightly raised floor where the tomb of Saint Girons was located. Admire the fourteen Romanesque capitals classified as Historical Monuments! Whether you are passionate or amateurs, the atmosphere of serenity that reigns will seduce you. On the outside, the red gravel area takes up the supposed layout of the church, while the wall all around the site represents the boundaries of the old abbey. A game booklet for children will be available free of charge at the reception. Do not miss also the workshops and readings offered by the House of Poetry located on the forecourt of the crypt (Saturday from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 17h, Sunday from 14h to 17h).

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Visite libre
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Gratuit
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Tout public

About the location

Centre-ville historique de Saint-Sever
Place du Tour du Sol, 40500 Saint-Sever
  • Landes
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Prevailing Saint-Sever the valley of Adour, is an important medieval city(estate) at the ancient origins. Its strategical location explains the presence of an oppidum from the Protohistory. The medieval city(estate) was based(established) and strengthened in 1100, the surrounding wall(speaker) was extended in the 15th century including(comprising) the Gothic convent of the Jacobins. Vestiges of ramparts are still visible. In the 17th century, Capuchin friars and from Ursulines had settled down in the city(estate). The latter(These last) are the only ones to have returned after Revolution in a new convent, the hotel of Barbotan which(where) they redeveloped in the 19th century. Numerous private residences punctuate the streets of the city. They date for most the 18th century. In the 19th century, the hotel of Bourrouilhan was the one of the general Lamarque.
Tags
Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, Urbanisme et espaces aménagés
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