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Church of the assumption of virgin Mary: photo, description Eglise Notre-Dame de l'assomption d'evian-les-Bains)

Church of the assumption of the virgin Mary in the center of the low-mountain health resort of Evian-Les-Bains, Eastern France, the rhône-Alpes region. Almost across the road from the Church is itself of lake Geneva, also known as lake Leman, defining the border between France and Switzerland.

The Church itself was built in the XIII century, but the old buildings remained only the bell tower. Subsequently the Church was rebuilt in Gothic style in the XV century. She has a rich interior, many elements of decor which are real masterpieces of religious art of the XIV-XVI centuries. Is, for example, to celebrate a painting of the XVI century, depicting the virgin Mary the Merciful (Notre-Dame de Grâce) and a wooden bas-relief of the virgin of the XV century. It was donated to the local monastery, which was destroyed during the religious wars of the XVI century and subsequently appeared in the Church at Evian. The Church has also hosted multiple old stone sculptures of the XV-XVI centuries, dedicated to various saints.

The interior of the Cathedral is mainly in Gothic style. Especially are elegantly decorated with wooden carved choirs with misericordiam - invisible elegant seats, which are designed for the weak and infirm parishioners who cannot stand the long mass. Choirs were made in the XV century. It is also interesting that they carved unusual vintage images dedicated to the last judgment.

In addition to works of art in the Middle ages and the Renaissance, located in the Church and a modern picture, painted by a local artist. It depicts the way of the cross.

Church of the assumption of the virgin Mary in Evian-Les-Bains is a monument of architecture and culture of France and protected by the state.