Lanterne des morts
Historical sites and monuments

Lanterne des morts

CIRON
Description

On Romanesque buildings, generally from the 12th century, the lanterns of the dead were originally placed in the centre of cemeteries. They sheltered a lamp that shone all night in honour of the faithful buried in this location. Perhaps, too, they served as a lantern for visitors lost in the night. Around 30 are known of, particularly in the departments of Vienne, Haute-Vienne and Creuse.

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Lanterne des morts

Rue de l'Eglise Saint Georges
36300 CIRON
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From 01 January to 31 December
Free rate
Theme(s) of the site
  • Calvary and parish enclosures
  • Chapel
Miscellaneous
  • Groups accepted : Yes
Visits
  • Individual visit : yes
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