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Mosaic galore inside Saint-Etienne church in Briare

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Parish church Saint-Etienne church in Briare

Saint-Etienne is a Romanesque-Byzantine period church, decorated with little enamels. So unusual! It was raised between 1890 and 1895 by architect Dussève and blessed in 1898. The inner and outer decoration was made by the Swiss artist Eugène Grasset: it's a mosaic made of Briare's enamels. Oh, wait... Patterns here are profane (four elements, five senses...). Well, well, it's so surprising for a religious building!

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