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Vaux-et-Chantegrue - Église de la Nativité de Notre-Dame

Vaux-et-Chantegrue - Église de la Nativité de Notre-Dame


In 2022 > Prune Simon-Vermot

It was only in 1507 that the parishioners of Vaux-et-Chantegrue were authorized to build a vicarial chapel in their village, of which the choir of the current church is perhaps a source of sustenance.
Placed under the name of the Nativity of Notre-Dame, the church is a relatively simple building (a Latin cross plan, a single nave preceded by a bell tower and opening onto a choir with a flat apse) and composite in terms of periods of construction: the bell tower (covered by an imperial roof) was built in the 19th century, the nave in the first quarter of the 16th century and the 18th century choir was modified in the 19th century. Stained glass windows illuminate the choir, the axial chapels of the transept and the nave.
The altarpiece is the work of Augustin Fauconnet and is part of the tradition of baroque altarpieces from Haut-Doubs: baroque in its movement, its decoration and its colors; typical of Haut-Doubs in its restraint, between wisdom and austerity. The central canvas of this altarpiece represents the Nativity of the Virgin (the name of the church); it was created by Swiss painter Jean Wyrsch in 1771. Also, a large wooden sculpture of Christ adorns the space, it may be dated back from the second half of the 16th century and linked to Flemish and Burgundian models, nevertheless its origins still need to be determined. Finally, also note a polychrome and gilded wooden statuette of the Virgin and Child which could be linked to the Romanesque virgins known as Virgins in Majesty, hence the varying dates which range from the 13th to 16th centuries.

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