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La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges

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Place de la Liberté
84800 L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
The church devoted to the Assumption was first the Basilique Saint Laurent, the Collégiale in 1222 then renamed Notre-Dame-des-Anges at the behest of the Bishop of Cavaillon.
It was extended and beautifully decorated in the Italian style under the supervision of the great Avignon architect François de Royers de la Valfrenière in the 17th century.
With its chapels and stalls, it’s a remarkable example of baroque architecture which was consecrated in 1672 by the Bishop of Cavaillon, Monseigneur Jean-Baptiste de Sade.
Rolling out its six rows, the nave is 15m long and 14m wide whilst the rib vaults are 20m high.
Above the main altar there’s a large 5m high painting by the artist Reynaud le Vieux celebrating the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
22 wooden statues by Jean-Baptiste Péru stand on both sides of the nave to symbolise an allegory.
220 angels’ heads accompany a group of 33 painted figures symbolising the mystery of the Trinity.
The lateral chapels have pieces by Mignard, Parrocel, Simon etc.
The church façade is an example of so-called Jesuit style.
A moondial and clock sit above the door.
Meet the Collégiale’s official guide, Jean-Pierre, for a free tour of the building.
Open during the week: 10am – noon and 3pm – 5pm.
Weekend opening times vary.
Labels
  • Monument historique
  • La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges 1 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges 2 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges 3 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges 4 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges 5 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges 1 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges 2 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges 3 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges 4 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • La Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges 5 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
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