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Capestang in Hérault Départment, Languedoc-Roussillon, France — Southeast Coast (Mediterranean Sea)
 

La collégiale Saint Etienne

[The church of Saint Etienne]

 
 
La collégiale Saint Etienne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
1. La collégiale Saint Etienne Marker
Inscription. Sa construction lancée à partir de la fin de XIIIe siècle, se poursuivit au début de XIVe en provoquant la destruction travée par travée de l’édifice roman de la fin du Xie siécle qui la précédait. De cette première période, it subsiste encore des vestiges, à l’ouest et au sud et des décourvertes archéologiques des années 80 prementtent d’appréhender les dispositions de l’ancien chevet roman. Les dimensions exceptionnelles de l’église actuelle (26,5 m sous voûtes et 46 m de hauteur pour le clocher), masquent l’inachèvement d’un chantier qui aurait livrer l’un des plus grands édlifices de la région. [Translation by Google (with modifications): Its construction started from the end of the thirteenth century, continued at the beginning of the fourteenth, causing the destruction, span by span, of the Romanesque building from the late eleventh century that preceded it. The first period, remains still exist on the west and south and archaeological discoveries 80 years permit us to understand the provisions of the former Romanesque apse. The exceptional size of the present church (26.5 m vaulted and 46 m high bell tower), mask the incompleteness of a project that would have delivered one of the largest buildings in the region.]
 
Location. 43° 19.694′ N, 3° 2.621′ 
La collégiale Saint Etienne Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. La collégiale Saint Etienne Marker
E. Marker is in Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, in Hérault Départment. Marker is on Rue Jean Jaures. Click for map. The marker is mounted on the entrance door to the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Rue Jean Jaures, Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon 34310, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La maison Lignon (within shouting distance of this marker); La maison romane (within shouting distance of this marker); Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Château de l’archevêque (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); La fontaine du Théron (about 150 meters away); Les Remparts (about 150 meters away); Le Domaine CASTRES (about 150 meters away); La maison vigneronne (about 180 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Capestang.
 
More about this marker. The translation from French to English was done by Google translator, with some modifications, and may not be precise or correct.
 
Regarding La collégiale Saint Etienne. The Church of Saint Etienne has never been completed.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
La collégiale Saint Etienne image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
3. La collégiale Saint Etienne
La collégiale Saint Etienne image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
4. La collégiale Saint Etienne
La collégiale Saint Etienne image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
5. La collégiale Saint Etienne
La collégiale Saint Etienne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 19, 2012
6. La collégiale Saint Etienne Marker
La collégiale Saint Etienne from the Capestang overlook image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 19, 2012
7. La collégiale Saint Etienne from the Capestang overlook
Stain-glass window in the Church of Saint Etienne image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
8. Stain-glass window in the Church of Saint Etienne
Interior of the Church of Saint Etienne image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
9. Interior of the Church of Saint Etienne
 
 
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