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Saturday October 3 | SAINT-ARNOULT
Priory of Saint Arnoul sur Touques

Nights of Tourism: Visits to the Priory of Saint Arnoul sur Touques


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The Friends of the Priory of Saint Arnoul sur Touques, are pleased to offer you an immersion in the Cluniac foundation. Some of its secrets will be revealed to you during the guided tour and you will be invited to go back in time thanks to the virtual 3D rendering of the Priory in its former state.

Classified as Historical Monuments in 1970, the buildings of the old parish church and the main chapel which adjoins it, both built in the XNUMXth century, stand on the hillside on the left bank of the Touques, and are dedicated to Saint- Arnoult. What is commonly called "the chapel of Saint-Arnoult" actually corresponds to two buildings, the priory chapel and the parish church. The two buildings had a very distinct function and vocation.

The priory chapel, founded in 1061, depended on the monastery of Longpont-sur-Orge (91), where priors were appointed and sent all over France. This priory is distinguished by not being a Norman foundation and by being a Cluniac Benedictine with a titular Prior. It is the first Cluniac foundation established in Normandy. The Cluniac Benedictine monks lived there until the XNUMXth century. Architecturally, it is reminiscent of the Romanesque architecture of Mont-Saint-Michel.

The church highlights two architectural eras: Romanesque and Gothic. A cemetery surrounded the church until the beginning of the XNUMXth century.

Priory of Saint Arnoul sur Touques Avenue Michel d'Ornano

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