Saint-Jacques

The Saint-Jacques Church was built between the 12th and 16th centuries, the Saint-Jacques church bears evidence to various epochs. The  1st church was constructed on the remains of the small chapel of Sainte-Catherine, which itself was destroyed in 1195. The church that we see today, dedicated to Saint-Jacques was built around 1283. The church on the sea route of pilgrimage to Saint-Jacques of Compostella, was of vast proportions. The building was however not finished until the end of the 16th century. The architectural evolution of the church allows us to follow the traces of Gothic art over 4 centuries.  Saint-Jacques is in a huge state of disrepair and a great effort is spent trying to restore the church to its former glory.  It is a splendid building with many interesting fetters and once renovated I am sure will be quite spectacular.

 

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