Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

Church of Saint-Pierre aux Liens

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The Church of Saint Peter in Chains was rebuilt in 1840, on the same site a the primitive church, Notre-Dame des 7 Douleurs (Our Lady of the 7 Sorrows).
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The Church of Saint Peter in Chains was rebuilt in 1840, on the same site a the primitive church, Notre-Dame des 7 Douleurs (Our Lady of the 7 Sorrows) which was located behind the bell tower and which dated from the 12th and 13th centuries. It had been oriented East-West, whereas the current church is oriented North-South.
Part of the stones which were used to build the current church came from the primitive church and part came from the Chapel of the Pénitents Gris, as can be seen in the traces of coating and the marks of the stone cutters. Later, as the population grew, the place of worship was made bigger on the side of the collateral chapels. A tribune was intended over the entrance door but it was never built.
What characterises this church is the unity in its late 19th-century décor. This includes statues such as the statue of Saint Roch, a very popular saint in our region, the impressive walnut pulpit, signs from the passage of the Confraternity of the Pénitents Gris whose chapel once stood where the current MJC now stands, and paintings, some of which came from the seminary in Avignon.

The main altar from the 19th century has disappeared, and part of the outdoor fronton also disappeared in the 1960's, which destroyed the statue of the Virgin Mary which embellished it.

After eight years of work the church was fully renovated in 2006.

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Dates and times

All year round, daily.

Prices

Free access.

Languages spoken

  • French

Contact

Church of Saint-Pierre aux Liens
Place de l'église
84320 Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue
Tel : View number +33(0)4 90 23 76 76
Website : http://www.mairie-vedene.fr/

Coordinates

Longitude : 4.925701
Latitude : 44.003309