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Archaeological Museum of Grenoble, in the Church Saint-Laurent: photo description (Musee archeologique de Grenoble)

The Saint-Laurent Church was built in XII century by the monks of the Benedictine order. The temple is situated in the heart of Saint-Laurent on the banks of the river isère, and in the walls of the temple is currently located at the archaeological Museum of Grenoble.

All the exhibits in the Museum were found during the excavations almost immediately and belonged to a medieval monastery. One of the most valuable discoveries was the underground chapel is the crypt of Saint Oyand, whose age is about ten centuries. To see the remnants of the crypts and graves in the building of the temple laid special wooden decks. This Museum is included in the list of unique attractions in France.

The building of the Church was built in Romanesque style, its construction lasted nearly a hundred years. As it often happened in France, for the construction of the temple chose a place which was already any religious structure. The Saint-Laurent Church was built on the site of the temple during the reign of the Merovingians. The chapel under the Church served as a burial place for noble people and was decorated with columns with capitals and beautiful carvings. Its feature was a set of cylindrical form, the oldest in France.

It is worth noting that the Museum in the Church of Saint-Laurent - not only in Grenoble, which is located in a Church building. On the right Bank of the isère near the station is the dauphinois Museum, which occupies a building that once belonged to the monastery of the virgin Mary nuns-visitants at the foot of mount Bastille. This Museum dedicated to the history and cultural features of the historic province of define, which is part of the Department of isère. Grenoble is the center of the isère and the province of define. The Museum is housed in the monastery since 1968, it also presents archaeological finds.