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Photo: Eglise Saint Pierre Avignon

The beautiful Eglise Saint-Pierre in Avignon in Provence, France in Europe.

The beautiful Eglise Saint-Pierre can be found in the cobblestoned Place Saint-Pierre, near the centre of the city of Avignon in Vaucluse, Provence. There has been an Eglise Saint-Pierre on the same site since the 7th century.Originally the tomb of Saint-Agricol (630-700), a bishop of Avignon, rested in Eglise Saint Pierre but when a Saint-Agricol Church was built in the 12th century the tomb was transferred there. Saint-Agricol is the patron saint of Avignon in France.Eglise Saint-Pierre in Avignon, Provence had been destroyed a few times, but it was rebuilt in 1385 with money from Cardinal Pierre du Pre. The steeple was not added until 1495 in a design characteristic of this area of France, a decorative Provencal-Gothic style. The Eglise Saint-Pierre was not completed until 1525.The intricately carved solid walnut doors open onto the nave of Eglise Saint Pierre. In 1551, a rich merchant by the name of Michel Lopis paid 60 gold crowns to a woodworker, Antoine Volard, to construct the doors. ... continue below the picture...


Eglise Saint Pierre Avignon

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Eglise Saint Pierre Avignon
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... The interior of the church has an outstanding ornamental white limestone throne from the 15th century, as well as an altarpiece depicting the Last Supper. The Eglise Saint-Pierre is the most adorned church in Avignon, France.Church, Eglise St Pierre, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 28mm.

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Eglise Saint Pierre Avignon
The beautiful Eglise Saint-Pierre in Avignon in Provence, France in Europe.
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