St Orens church

Maubec

Description

The originality of this church was the presence in front of a huge bell tower, high of thirty four meters, a quite exceptional kind in the region.
Octagonal like the church of Mauvezin (Gers), he was shot by the Huguenots in 1590.
Only the base remained, making porch office.
Fortunately, after the filing of the church under the Historic buildings, the exterior restoration could begin in 1993.
We owe him the little triangular bell wall, pierced by three bell-berries, which now comes to be against the sky Lomagne .
The electrification of the bells was the occasion of a moving discovery: three cannonballs very probably from the 1590 siege during the Wars of Religion.

Spoken languages

  • French

Opening

From 01/01 to 31/03
Opening hours on Tuesday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm. On Wednesday between 9 am and 12 pm. On Friday between 2 pm and 5 pm.

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 01/11 to 31/12
Opening hours on Tuesday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm. On Wednesday between 9 am and 12 pm. On Friday between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Prices & payment

Free entry.

Location

Contact

St Orens church
82500 Maubec

05 63 65 21 38

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