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Church of Saint-Pierre-de-Lemans: photos, description Eglise Saint-Pierre de Lemenc)

Church of Saint-Pierre-de-Lemans is one of the oldest buildings of the city of chambéry, Eastern France, the rhône - Alpes region. It was built on the foundations of an ancient temple, around the VIth century, however, the main building of the Church was rebuilt in Gothic style in the XVI century.

Most noteworthy Romanesque crypt of the Church, preserved from the tenth century. It is a small rotunda, consisting of six powerful columns. It is still unknown what was the purpose of this crypt is either preserved here someone's sacred relics, or were in the, in the sacrament of baptism.

The first mention of St. Peter's Church in Chambery, refers to the XI century, then settled by the Benedictine monks. However, this ancient architectural complex was almost completely destroyed during the fire of 1445. The construction of the new temple was completed only in 1553, when the Church was built on a small tower in the Renaissance style, which was used as a bell tower.

As for the interior decoration of the Church, despite numerous restoration works fracture obtained during the bombing in 1944, has managed to retain many period features and works of religious art, including frescoes in the Renaissance style. It is also necessary to draw attention to the sculptural group of the XVI century, depicting the situation in the coffin, the main altar was the beginning of the XIX century and the tomb of General de Boyne 1831, located at the entrance to the Church. Exquisite stained glass Windows were manufactured too late - in the late nineteenth century.

It is also worth noting the Church's cemetery, known since the Gallo-Roman period. However, the first of the preserved gravestones date back "only" to the XIV century. Here, for example, buried Duke Philip II of Savoy, grandfather of the future French king Francis I.