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Church Saint-Pierre

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Church in Varen
  • From the 19th century, Varen was the place of residence of the dean of the Abbey of Aurillac. A dozen monks lived in the monastery of which it remains today the oldest castle (XVI) and a medieval building. The current parish church was in fact the monastery dedicated to the Virgin and to St. Peter. To the north, reside the remains of the old parish of Saint-Serge, demolished in 1812. Built between 1050 and 1100, decorated capitals, typical of Romanesque art, the church has no traditional...
    From the 19th century, Varen was the place of residence of the dean of the Abbey of Aurillac. A dozen monks lived in the monastery of which it remains today the oldest castle (XVI) and a medieval building. The current parish church was in fact the monastery dedicated to the Virgin and to St. Peter. To the north, reside the remains of the old parish of Saint-Serge, demolished in 1812. Built between 1050 and 1100, decorated capitals, typical of Romanesque art, the church has no traditional apse. The proportions are surprising for a small community, allows to reveal the existence of a pilgrimage around the body of Saint Sergius.
  • Spoken languages
    • French