Notre-Dame Saint-Véran/Sainte-Marie

At Fontaine de Vaucluse, the church is part of the Provencal Romanesque style of the 11th century. Go forward to the end of the church because it contains the sarcophagus of St. Véran.

Built on the remains of a pagan temple (between the 6th and 7th centuries), the Saint-Véran-Sainte-Marie Church of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is one of the oldest in the diocese of Cavaillon.

With its pure Provencal Romanesque style, it is remarkable in simplicity and hides many treasures including a copy of Nicolas Mignard's painting (1661) and an altar table of Roman origin.

Born in Vaucluse, Véran was bishop of Cavaillon and died in 590 during the Council of Arles. Its tomb is located in the crypt of the church. Legend has it that he dislodged the “Cork”, a dragon that haunted the cave of the fountain.

The remarkable altar was carved from a marble dating back to Roman times.

This building, classified by the Department of Historic Monuments in 1840, has been the object of excellent restoration.

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Eglise Saint-Véran
Place de l'église
84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
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Dernière mise à jour 17/06/2024

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