A little history of Saint-Martin church in Pont-à-Mousson

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The façade - ©François BERNARDIN / CC-BY-SA The façade - ©François BERNARDIN / CC-BY-SA
Saint-Martin church in Pont-à-Mousson Parish church

Near the river Moselle, this Gothic church's high towers are very impressive! The former building dates back to the 13th century, raised by monks of Antonistes order. It was extended in 1354. First dedicated to saint Antoine, this church was finished in the 15th century.

One century later, Charles III of Lorraine founded an university (very famous!) which was put in Jesuits care. Those monks decided to alter the church in a most fashionable style. Come here! You will see several statues, the Sepulchre, completed by a German sculptor. Count and countess of Bar were buried here.

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