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Church of St. Blaise

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Church in Arles
  • The Monks' Chapel of Saint Césaire Abbey, founded in the 6th century by the Bishop of the same name, Saint Blaise Church is of interest to historians and archaeologists alike.
    It was mainly built in three stages, starting in the 12th century, but earlier remains have been found.
    It was deconsecrated during the Revolution and had a range of different utilitarian uses, before being excavated in 1972 and 1982.
    Today, it is recognised as a heritage site of considerable interest, which may be...
    The Monks' Chapel of Saint Césaire Abbey, founded in the 6th century by the Bishop of the same name, Saint Blaise Church is of interest to historians and archaeologists alike.
    It was mainly built in three stages, starting in the 12th century, but earlier remains have been found.
    It was deconsecrated during the Revolution and had a range of different utilitarian uses, before being excavated in 1972 and 1982.
    Today, it is recognised as a heritage site of considerable interest, which may be further developed as part of the project involving the Saint Césaire enclosure, which is currently being examined.
    The current building still has traces of its various extensions and developments.
    The oldest part has a non-salient transept with two semi-domed vaulted absidioles.
    The cross reveals a cloister vault.
    A short semi-circular vaulted bay in the nave, separated from the chancel by two large cruciform pillars, is supported by very small side-aisles.
    The second part, of a simpler architectural style, sees the disappearance of the two narrow side-aisles.
    Finally, the third part, which is slightly narrower, has acoustic vases at the start of the vault which reduced the echo from the nave.
    The only item of furniture to survive is a main altar made of painted gilded wood, which is currently in Notre-Dame-de-la-Major Church.
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