A little history of Saint-Pierre church in Bar-sur-Aube
This Romanesque church raised in the 12th century has an unusual silhouette! Maybe because of its gallery covered by a framework?
This church was raised on the foundation of a very old chapel: they kept the soil of that chapel, that's why we have to get down 10 stairs in order to get to the nave!
The bell-tower was damaged: burnt in 1617, repaired two years later, then burnt again in 1722... They converted it as a barn in 1793.
But after the French Revolution, it really needed a reconstruction: so parishioners gave 10 000 francs! The altar came from Clairvaux abbey, the organ from Remiremont abbey.
You may notice tombstones: those belong to count of Notcher and Mathilde, fourth count of Bar-sur-Aube's wife.