The astonishing Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral

Built between 1610 and 1627, the cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption in Entrevaux is very astonishing. Of Gothic architecture, it offers a baroque interior decoration.
It was once the cathedral of the Bishop of Glandèves who had moved his main residence to Entrevaux at the beginning of the 17th century, and became "Cathedral of Glandèves" from 1624 to 1790.
The cathedral has a crenellated bell tower and very thick walls with powerful buttresses.
It shelters very numerous treasures and in particular a very rich classified furniture and notably :
- the whole of the altar, the altarpiece and the painting representing the baptism of Christ, from the 18th century
- the entire altarpiece (1716) and the painting by François Mimault representing the Donation of the Rosary (1631)
- the gold chalice and the silver paten, from the beginning of the 19th century, the chalice being punched with an old man's head
- the 53 carved walnut stalls, from the 17th century
- the pulpit, decorated with bas-reliefs of the four Evangelists
- two embossed copper quest dishes and two bare copper quest dishes, all dated from the 16th century.
The cathedral also houses some remarkable paintings:
- The Vow of Louis XIII, dated around 1630.
- an Assumption by François Mimault, dated 1630
- a representation of the Holy Family, from the second half of the 17th century
- a silver statuette of Saint John, dated 1807
- a silver plated copper bust of Saint John the Baptist, dated 18th century.
century, and which is used for the processions of June and August.
- the reliquary bust of St. Peter, in gilded wood, from the 18th century.
- the access door to the bell tower, in walnut, dates from the 17th or 18th century.
Other treasures the organs, works of Jean Eutache, classified, dated 1717 and restored in 1864, then in 1948.
They were installed on a case dating from 1628, rare and precious.
The furniture also includes a portrait of the bishop of Belloy.

 

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EGLISES D'ENTREVAUX

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Entrevaux était le siège de l'évêché de Glandèves, fondé au début du Moyen Age et disparu à la Révolution. De ce passé, la cité conserve des lieux méconnus, tels les vestiges des palais épiscopaux et de la cathédrale primitive au bord du Var, dont ce parcours permet de découvrir l'histoire. Le témoignage le plus éclatant en est cependant la cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, aujourd'hui église paroissiale. Construite dans le 1er quart du 17e siècle au coeur de la cité, peu remaniée depuis, elle est intégrée aux fortifications de la ville et présente encore aujourd'hui un aspect fortifié, rappelant aux visiteurs qu'Entrevaux est aussi une citadelle où Vauban a laissé son empreinte. L'ancienne cathédrale conserve des trésors de mobilier orfèvrerie, vêtements liturgiques, retables et autres tableaux que ce guide de visite met particulièrement en lumière mais aussi explique et replace dans leurs fonctions liturgiques.
Cathédrales de Provence - La grâce d'une cathédrale

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Le grand livre de prestige et de référence sur les cathédrales de Provence, marquées par près de 2000 ans d'histoire, depuis les premières communautés chrétiennes jusqu'aux édifices du XIXe siècle.

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