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Religious heritage

Franche-Comté has known a very rough past. Nowdays lots of past’s witnesses are visible, indicated the religious omnipotence.


The origin of religious art

In 11e century, to liberate itselfs from the violent pressure of the Lords, Church encouraged all acts of faith, opening the gates of paradise. That’s why dwellers begun to build churchs in all villages in order to be well seen by Religion.

The wooden churches were gradually replaced by stone churches. Stone is stronger than wood, allowing to erect larger and higher churches. Century after century religious act appears, diversifies and enhances the churches. Step by step, Gothic art replaces Romanesque.

It’s the beginning of religious art. The religious fervous will give birth to a profusion of artistics creations (gargoyles, rosettes, statues...)

Statue de Ste Anne


Retable de  l'église de Boult

Enjoy the beautiful chapels of : Voray, St Anne (Vellefaux), Le Cordonnet; churches of: Cirey les Bellevaux, Beaumotte with its bell tower put down on the floor, or the imposing Bonnevent’s church, from the 19e century, or the beautiful altarpiece of Boult’s church.
You can go on the “altarpieces road” in the Haute-Saône. You’ll see around 80 altarpieces. (You must call the town council before to be sure churches are opened).

To see: altarpiece of Maizières, Authoison, Recologne les Rioz…



The magnificence and the originality of the "dômes à l’impériale"

The must to see in Franche-Comté is churches steeples. The department of Haute-Saône counts most of bell tower of the country: no less than 277!

Admirez notamment les clochers de Boulot, Quenoche, Voray sur l’Ognon...

Specificity is not belt tower are alike – each one’s got its own particularity. You’ll be surprised by forms, colors, materials like tiles...

Have a look on bell towers of Boulot, Quenoche...



ALTARPIECE OF BOULT

ALTARPIECE OF BOULT

In the church, admire the altarpiece made in polychromé stucco of the 18th, with its six Corinthian, framing columns st Maurice. To see also : the...


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70190 BOULT

ALTARPIECE (retable) OF AUTHOISON

ALTARPIECE (retable) OF AUTHOISON

In the church, you can appreciate the altarpiece with its 4 Corinthian columns which bring to light the picture of the stoning of st Étienne under...


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70190 AUTHOISON

CHAPEL" NOTRE DAME DE PITIE"

CHAPEL" NOTRE DAME DE PITIE"

The chapel was built the 19th end in neo-Gothic. Close, you can find a small cave with altar.


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70190 VORAY SUR L'OGNON

CHAPEL OF VILLERS LE TEMPLE

CHAPEL OF VILLERS LE TEMPLE

The chapel of Villers the Temple was built in 18th s, it welcomes a maitre altar of 18th wooden sculptured, above which thrones a picture...


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70190 VILLERS LE TEMPLE

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CHAPEL SAINTE ANNE OF VELLEFAUX

CHAPEL SAINTE ANNE OF VELLEFAUX

The legend says that a statue of Ste Anne was found by a farmer in its field. He put down it then more low in the church of Vellefaux. The following...


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70000 VELLEFAUX

CHURCH OF CIREY-LES-BELLEVAUX

CHURCH OF CIREY-LES-BELLEVAUX

Very beautiful church of the 18th with its furniture (altarpiece, woodwork, paintings), in the village of Cirey. Classified church which keeps...


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70190 CIREY

CHURCH OF VORAY-SUR-L'OGNON

CHURCH OF VORAY-SUR-L

Magnificent church built in 18th century, in the center of the village of Voray sur l'Ognon. An architect from Franche-Comté, Mr Nicole, was invited...


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70190 VORAY SUR L'OGNON



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  • 05
    JUL

Flea market at the CCSL of Rioz

Organised by the Pays Riolais Handball

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Clean the Ognon

Eeau Temps Libre, base nautique de Cromary, organise 2 journées "Nettoyons l'Ognon" les 5 juillet et 7 septembre

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