EGLISE ROMANE NOTRE DAME DU GOURG - GORGES DU TARN CAUSSES
Church and Priory
EGLISE ROMANE NOTRE DAME DU GOURG
Route de Mende
48210 GORGES DU TARN CAUSSES
The church Notre-Dame-du-Gourg built in the 12th century outside the enclosure of the monastery was intended for parishioners. It will be remodeled in the 14th century but has architectural formulas typical of the Romanesque buildings of Gevaudan. The semicircular portal with two arches opens in the western facade. (The primitive entrance was on the south facade) The nave of three bays is vaulted semicircular cradle and ends with a vaulted apse in cul-de-four and carries a decoration of semicircular arches including three of between them have openings. Several chapels have been added over the centuries. In one of them you can admire a ceramic representation of the life of Saint Enimie. The building has three major sculptures, a 14th century gilt wood Virgin, a 15th century St. Anne and a Pietà. Lying against the flank of the Causse de Sauveterre, the hermitage, a place of recollection of the saint where was built this chapel.
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