St-Jean-De-Montierneuf, Poitiers

On the north side of the old town in Poitiers is the 11th-century church of St-Jean-de-Montierneuf, originally belonging to a Benedictine monastery.


History of St-Jean-De-Montierneuf

St-Jean-de-Montierneuf Church was once part of an abbey, which was founded by William VII and consecrated in 1096 by Pope Urban II. The facade was rebuilt in the 17th century.

What to See at St-Jean-De-Montierneuf

The exterior of the Church of Montierneuf features a fine Renaissance doorway, Romanesque apse, Gothic flying buttresses and two small bell turrets that recall the towers on Notre Dame-la-Grande.

Inside is a very bright triple nave, raised Gothic chancel, and large stained glass windows. The chancel, columns and some of the chapels rest on the Romanesque parts of the vast ambulatory.

Quick Facts on St-Jean-De-Montierneuf

Site Information
Names:Montierneuf Church · St-Jean-de-Montierneuf · St. John's Church
Styles:Romanesque; Gothic
Dedication: St. John
Status: active
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:46.589276° N, 0.345436° E
Address:Poitiers, France
Phone:05 49 41 21 24 (Poitiers tourism office)
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Apse of St-Jean-de-Montierneuf. © Jaufré Rudel
Carved capitals on the exterior. © Jaufré Rudel
Small carvings on the exterior. © Jaufré Rudel

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