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Our Lady of Obezine

65 Montmoreau Street

16000 Angoulême

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The Notre-Dame d'Obezine chapel is located in the Bézines district, a name derived from the term "bouzines" which designated the sewers.

The Notre-Dame d'Obezine chapel is located in the Bézines district, a name derived from the term "bouzines" which designated the sewers.
As for the name of the Notre-Dame d'Obezine church, it could be derived from the Cistercian abbey of Aubazine because the first chapel depended on this order.
In the 1573th century, a first chapel was dedicated to the Virgin, but it was destroyed during the wars of religion. A second vaulted chapel was built in 1732 but was destroyed in the 1897th century. A new building was built in XNUMX but Father Duval undertook to build a new two-storey neo-Gothic chapel in XNUMX, leading to the destruction of the previous chapel. The site was entrusted to the architects Barbaud and Bauhain.
This neo-Gothic chapel is reminiscent of the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris and has very impressive proportions, 68 m high from the ground.
The other major interest of this chapel is the exceptional set of stained glass windows executed in several stages from 1900 to 1972.

Visit

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visits services

  • Guided group tours on request
  • Mandatory guided group visits

Opening

All year round, every Wednesday and Saturday.
Wednesday from 14 p.m. to 16 p.m. and Saturday from 15 p.m. to 18 p.m.

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Our Lady of Obezine

65 Montmoreau Street

16000 Angoulême

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