Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne

Pointing me du Midi to the Auvergne, at the end of the Gévaudan, poor country in monuments, either Romanesque or Gothic, I found in Langogne a Romanesque church, whose barbaric but grandiose, style did not differ in its essential elemens that I had studied in the monuments of the Languedoc.

I will give a short description to mark the starting point of architectural observations that I have collected on some monuments the Velay, Auvergne and the Bourdonnais.

These observations are made according to the historical method taught for the first time in France by M. de Caumont and with the terminology adopted today by most french, English monumentalistes, Mr. Mérimée, Huanyik, Willis, Rickmann, etc.

The former Abbey Church of the Benedictine monastery of Langogne has three naves, a transept ended squarely at the North and South, and East three semicircular apsides including the two lateral tilt slightly outside. The vault is cylindrical, slightly extended Horseshoe, separate from pied-droits by a transom continuous and fitted with fabric bows. The square pillars which bear the vaults and the arches in arches have on each of their faces a column with classic base and barbaric capital.

Between the extremely varied representations of these capitals, I noticed curved leaves, stems ended in ball, arabesques and the intertwining of a rough drawing, monstrous and fantastic figures of men and animals. There is no trace of triforium. The nave was lit only by small arched windows. The transept and the choir were altered by a very common style Gothic repairs; chapels were added along the aisles. The outside also is misrepresented or hidden by the surrounding constructions; what one could meet even the primitive edifice, would add nothing to the general idea that can make his style by what I have said.

This style compared to several churches in the midi more ancient, contemporary or modern, St Guilhem in Lodevois, St Cernin at Toulouse, St. Trophime in Arles, seemed quite relate to the date assigned to the Foundation of the Abbey of Langogne, 998. There not simplicity, purity of the Carlovingien style, or research and perfection of the most advanced Romanesque style. The heaviness of its forms, rudeness sought his sculptures, agree instead during the intermediate period to the 10th and 11th centuries. The barely marked tip that can be seen in some of the arches of the nave has no importance. The trained hangers of large materials improperly attached, remained often informed and may have been originally, or have received in subsequent repairs a form tilting has the warhead, although nothing to conclude for the dates of this building, which must be reported without uncertainty in the 11th century.

The velay was a country of Languedoc, however it clearly separates this province by the morals of its inhabitants as well as the style of its monuments. It is closer to the Auvergne which he followed the intended to the most ancient times in its history. The churches I have observed will be used for the study of those of Auvergne.

Source: Art in the province: history, literature, travel 1837.

Saint-Gervais-St.-Protais Church
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Structural information

Saint-Gervais-St.-Protais Church, The former Abbey Church of the Benedictine monastery of Langogne has three naves, a transept ended squarely at the North and South, and East three semicircular apsides including the two lateral tilt slightly outside. The vault is cylindrical, slightly extended Horseshoe, separate from pied-droits by a transom continuous and fitted with fabric bows. The square pillars which bear the vaults and the arches in arches have on each of their faces a column with classic base and barbaric capital. langogne, lozere

Location and general information

  • identifier : 75336
  • item : Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais
  • Location of the building :
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
    • Lozère
    • Langogne
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 48080
  • Zip code of the municipality : 48300
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : church
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 12th century
    • 14th century
    • 15th century
  • Date of protection : 1840 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/10/21

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : 18 04 1914 (J.O.)
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Details : Eglise : classement par liste de 1840
  • Mérimée reference : PA00103828

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Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne
Saint-Gervais St.-Protais Church to Langogne. Picture of pierre bastien
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, langogne

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