The church in Old Migennes (13th)

 

Its polygonal choir, the oldest part, dates back to the 13th century. The transept and the vaulted nave in the hull date back to the 15th and 16th century. The porch, built in the 16th, has a unique layout in this region, since it is flanked by two turrets.

Weaponry, possible traces of a drawbridge and two openings at the entrance of the nave, that are protected by bars with small hooks, prove it had defences. The wall paintings were made in the late 15th or early 16th century. Four scenes are represented in these paintings:

  • The dictum of the three dead and the three living

  • The charity of Saint-Martin

  • An annunciation

  • A pilgrim from St Jacques

To visit the building, situated in the elevated part of the town, you need to get an appointment.

Tel: +33 (0)3 86 80 28 34 – (0)3 86 80 25 20 – (0)3 86 80 15 38