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Notre-Dame church in Mehun-sur-Yèvre: Paschal Lamb and Maid of Orléans

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Collegiate church Joan of Arc Notre-Dame church in Mehun-sur-Yèvre

Interlacing and horseshoe

The first mention of the church dates back to 1069.

Plundering by Protestants in 1562, a violent fire in 1910 destroyed the nave and the higher parts…

Nevertheless, the collegiate has many particularities: absence of transept, Romanesque ambulator, choir with a horseshoe shape...

The church probably dates back to the 11th c., but the tower-bell is recent.

Did you see this big massive tower, overlooking the quiet river? Come on, let’s go: we can see a big Easter lamb (13th c.).

The creature is in a Greek cross, with branches and interlacing…

Joan of Arc in Mehun

Do you see what I see? Oh, well, it’s not really a masterpiece, but a very colourful painting, pretty picturesque: the work of Eugène Grandin, made in 1886, where we can see Joan of Arc in Mehun.

The Maid came to pray in an oratory dedicated to the Virgin Mary, in front of our collegiate.

In the background, did you recognize castle of Mehun?

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