St Hilaire Church

The church St Hilaire remained forgotten for several centuries, to the point of having been scratched cards. It is located on the oppidum of Courens, 200m above the village of Beaumes de Venise in Provence . It is a jewel of Romanesque art characteristic of paleochristian architecture. It comes alive today thanks to the fervor of a handful of enthusiasts.

The adventure is great, since the chapel had neither water nor electricity and only a difficult way to access it.

Placed on a hiking path with high traffic in the summer, they welcome every day walkers (Germans, Swiss, Belgians, French) who are all in love with this showcase of Romanesque art.

After six years of hard work and often ungrateful, carried out in all seasons, apse, transept and west wall were superbly restored by Marc and Cyrille, the stonemasons . A calade was created to collect rainwater and the three terraces south of the church are now planted with iris and olive trees . A belvedere allows to admire the landscape.

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