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Le Prieuré Saint-Georges

Religious heritage, Non listed, Romanesque in Couches
  • From construction to demolition to reconstruction, the Saint-George priory is a building that has crossed the history of the commune of Couches.

  • In the 7th century, a monastery was built which was destroyed by the Saracens in 725. Rebuilt in the 9th century, it became an abbey and then a priory (a branch of Flavigny Abbey) in 1098. In 1463, the church was restored and consecrated in 1496 by Antoine de Cluny.
    The ribbed vaults in front of the apses are one of the most unusual Romanesque vaults in Burgundy.
    Visit of the exterior only and of the interior on Fridays during the Tourist Office's storytelling walks, subject to...
    In the 7th century, a monastery was built which was destroyed by the Saracens in 725. Rebuilt in the 9th century, it became an abbey and then a priory (a branch of Flavigny Abbey) in 1098. In 1463, the church was restored and consecrated in 1496 by Antoine de Cluny.
    The ribbed vaults in front of the apses are one of the most unusual Romanesque vaults in Burgundy.
    Visit of the exterior only and of the interior on Fridays during the Tourist Office's storytelling walks, subject to availability, to be checked with the Town Hall.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Activities
    • Specific theme activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Rates
  • Gratuities
    Free
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2023
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