Discover beautiful paintings by Gaillard-Lala and an astonishing reproduction of the Lourdes grotto in the neo-Gothic style Faudoas church.
Have a look at the St Laurent church from the outside. It took 5 years to build it, based on plans by the Toulouse architect Gabriel Bréfeil, to replace the one that was there before. It is neo-Gothic in style: you can clearly see the shape of its openings, in a broken arch. It has a square bell tower surmounted by an elegant and openwork spire.
Inside, the single nave provides access to 4 side chapels. The choir has a beautiful decorated 5-sided vault.
Moreover, the originality and beauty of this church lies in the quality of its murals painted by René Gaillard Lala and his partner Guitard from 1934 to 1936. There are many scenes from the Bible, from the Old to the New testament in the choir, on the walls, and on the vaults of the side chapels.
A little further on, a medallion shows a view of the old church, like a nod to the past of this place. Another medallion also shows a view of the St Sixte church, located in Goas, very close to Faudoas.
Another originality can be seen inside: a reproduction of the grotto of Lourdes, which mixes mural painting and sculpture within the chapel of the Virgin.
And don’t leave without admiring the stained glass windows, made by Gustave Pierre Dragant, a craftsman from Bordeaux, in 1900.
All year round
Opening hours on Tuesday and Friday between 8.30 am and 12 pm and between 1.30 pm and 5 pm.
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