Saint-Marcel
JM. Surrand
Historical sites and monuments

Medieval church and medieval village of Saint-Marcel

SAINT-MARCEL
Description

The church of this former Benedictine priory honours the martyr Marcel and his companion Anastase, tortured in Argentomagus, an ancient city that excavations continue to reveal. The chapel under the bell tower presents unique objects in Berry in a strong showcase, splendid reliquaries in limousin enamels containing their relics and narrating the episodes of their torture. The single nave church, transept with apsidioles, choir with very decorated central apse, also has a crypt (stone storage area) under the south transept and its apse chapel. The visitor will take pleasure scrutinising the Gothic spirit stalls (early 16th century) with the truculent mercies and the rood screen that closes the monastic choir towards the nave.

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Eglise médiévale et village médiéval de Saint-Marcel

Mairie
Le Bourg
36200 SAINT-MARCEL
Gallery
Saint-Marcel
Jean-Pierre Maratrey
Saint-Marcel
Jean-Pierre Maratrey
Rates
Informations
Access
Free rate
Theme(s) of the site
  • Ville, village et quartier
Site category(ies)
  • Listed or registered (CNMHS)
Activities
  • Specific theme activities
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Son & Lumière
Equipments
  • Picnic area
  • Bar / refreshment bar
  • Terminal electric charge
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Library
Spoken languages
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Russian
Miscellaneous
  • Groups accepted : Yes
Visits
  • Individual visit : yes
  • Average duration : 02:00
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