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Top 10 places in Saint-etienne
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This building, mentioned since 1173, defended access to Forez. Besieged and devastated during the wars of religion, it is restored at the end of the 16th century and dismantled in 1812. This feudal castle, anchored on a quartz block and in the shape of a polygon, is flanked by four towers of which... Read more
The first stone of the building was laid in the thirteenth century by Count Guy IV Forez. This Cistercian abbey has since become the Notre-Dame de Valbenoîte school group. A Romanesque style inside, its portal and facade, remodeled in the nineteenth century, yet are antique style. Read more
Succeeding a primitive church, the Grand'Eglise was rebuilt in the 15th century in coal sandstone in a typical Gothic style of Forez. Mutilated during the Wars of Religion and during the Revolution, it is the oldest church in the historic city. Read more
This seventeenth-century town house is a bridge between the medieval and 19th-century town. The central body of the building is composed of three levels and stables in the south courtyard. Inside are ceilings "caisson fern" architectural particularity found in the Forez region. Read more
Built in coal sandstone in 1741, the chapel is an element of the "House of Charity" decided by order of Louis XIV. The institution, founded in Saint-Etienne by the priest Guy Colombet in 1695, welcomed the poor. The portal of the chapel is surmounted by a niche of Charity of the... Read more
Probably built around 1071 on the site of an old chapel, this Romanesque church is transformed in the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries and restored in 1969. The interior houses a Baroque wooden altar, statues of the nineteenth century, modern stained glass windows and a organ of style XVIIth... Read more
This 16th century house is located at the time inside the fortified town. Its wooden facade, rebuilt in the twentieth century, reflects this architecture quite common in the sixteenth century. Its name comes from an old café located on the ground floor. Read more
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