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The Church of St-étienne: photo, description Eglise Saint-Etienne de Dijon)

The Church of Saint-Etienne until the XVII century was part of a large Abbey, and regularly became the site of commemorative services and meetings of heads of dioceses.

The temple was built in the XV century and consecrated in honor of St. Stephen on the site of the Church built here about four years ago, in the XI century. Two centuries later, since it was built in the Church were restored, which resulted in the renewed nave of the Church and belfry was built. The facade, which has survived to the present time, was designed by architect Martin Nannilam in the first half of the XVIII century. During the great French revolution, the building of the Church was adapted to the grain market. In the XVIII century the building was returned to the Church, but at the end of the same century it was again placed secular institution - the chamber of Commerce.

Currently, the Church of Saint-Etienne is not acting. In her building housed the public library and Museum of the sculptor françois Ruud, a native of Dijon. A major part of life Ruud came at the end of XVIII - first half XIX century. Rud was the author of many sculptures on biblical and classical subjects, monuments and busts of famous political figures in France. Perhaps the most famous of his work can be called a work of "Administration in March" (or "La Marseillaise") displayed on the arc de Triomphe in Paris. A copy of this work and outline to it is stored in the Dijon Museum. Some works of Francois Ruud can also be seen in the walls of the Louvre.

The Church of Saint-étienne located in the historical centre of the city next to the other monumental religious edifice in Dijon - the Basilica of Saint-Michel, built in the XVI century.