Basilica of St Eutrope

Interesting
Originally composed of a single nave and two superimposed chancels (so that pilgrims on the Way of Saint James could be welcomed while monastic duties were attended to), the church was mutilated in 1803, but the transept and former Romanesque choir with magnificent historiated capitals remain. Note the imposing monolithic baptismal font in the apsidiol of the southern transept. The crypt, half-buried and with groin vaults throughout, echoes the layout of the basilica itself.

Useful information

Address:

56 rue St-Eutrope, 17100 Saintes

Phone:

+33 5 46 74 23 82

Opening hours

summer: 9am-7pm; rest of year: 8.30am-6pm

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