CHURCH OF ST CYR EN RETZ

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Presentation

Like many churches in France, the current church of Saint Cyr en Retz is not the original building. Neo-Gothic in style, it dates from 1898.
The village of Saint Cyr, located on the old shore of the Gulf of Machecoul, is the original parish of the current town of Villeneuve en Retz, it dates from Roman times.

Founded by the lords of Noé Briord in the 13th century, the history of Saint Cyr is linked to the sea, and in particular to its withdrawal due to the siltation of the Marais Breton.

After a fire destroyed the first construction of 1262, the church of Saint Cyr was rebuilt thanks to subscriptions from the inhabitants of the village. It is considered today as one of the three prettiest in the region. Its many openings through the stained glass windows that surround it give it a particularly bright atmosphere.

Its bell tower is located on the north side of the choir for concerns of stability of the basement. The building, like the many monuments located on chist soil, possitioned to catch the sea wind, requires special monitoring.

A guided tour of the church is possible during heritage days in September.
Opening day(s)

All year long 2020

Every day

09:00 to 18:00

Information
  • PERIOD OF SITE OR HISTORIC MONUMENT :
    • 18th century
    • 19th century
    • 20th century
  • RELIGIOUS HERITAGE :
    • Church
  • VISITS :
    • Individual admission (without guide)
    • Group admission (without guide)
  • PETS :
    • Pets not allowed
  • ACESSIBILITY :
    • Accessible for mobility impaired persons
    • Accessible with help
  • Geographical zone :
    • Villeneuve-en-retz

Map

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EGLISE DE SAINT CYR EN RETZ
Rue de l'Eglise
Saint-Cyr-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.03247
Longitude : -1.89915
Contact details
CHURCH OF ST CYR EN RETZ
Rue de l'Eglise
Saint-Cyr-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
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Phone : +33 2 40 21 40 07
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