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.
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
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
|Names:||Montierneuf Church; St-Jean-de-Montierneuf; St-Jean-de-Montierneuf, Poitiers; St. John's Church|
|Faiths:||Christianity; Catholic; Benedictine|
|Visitor and Contact Information|
|Coordinates:||46.589276° N, 0.345436° E (view on Google Maps)|
|Phone:||05 49 41 21 24 (Poitiers tourism office)|
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