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慥illers-la-Ville - Abbey church of Villers Abbey


My previous photos of Villers Abbey didn't include yet a view of the abbey church.
I took a lot of pictures inside the ruins of the church.
No idea which one is the best. Therefore a series of 4 in the WS. (I kept wondering which one to take as the main photo)

Information from https://villers.be/fr/vlog/eglise-abbaye-villers :

The first stones of the church were laid in 1197 on the initiative of Abbot Charles de Seyn.
First in Romanesque style, then Gothic.
The construction of the church lasted 86 years.
The dimensions were commensurate with the religious faith of the Cistercian monks: 94 m long, 42 m wide and 23 m high. Equipped with oculi, also called 憌indows of the soul, and 8 side chapels, the building testified to the power and aura of the abbey.
Dramatic but in 1794 during the French Revolution when the monks were chased away, the church was sold to a material merchant who dismantled it piece by piece.

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