Baptistry of Venasque VENASQUE

This splendid baptistery is located in a village which is ranked as "One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France".

The Baptistery was once connected to the cathedral church via a corridor with a round vaulted ceiling. The layout of the Baptistery is in the shape of a Greek cross. The central space is surrounded by four semi-domed apses built into the thick walls.  The floor shows traces of the ancient, original baptismal font, which was octagonal. The baptistery cannot be seen from the outside, for it has been encased in constructions from the 18th century. The baptistry was listed among the first historical monuments, listed in 1840. It underwent renovations in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries, and was restored in the 19th century by the Historical Monuments.
Visit the baptistry on your own, with a brochure available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish.
The visit is free of charge for children under 12.

Adress / Contact

Place du Presbytère
84210  Venasque
See phone number(s)
T. 04 90 66 62 01
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Longitude: 5.145506
Latitude: 43.997097