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This building must have been originally a pagan temple dating from the 6th century . It has been rebuilt during the XI, XII, XIIIth centuries and restored during the XIXth century. The bishop was able to celebrate baptisms twice a year, the days...more
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Place du Presbytere | Derrière L'église, 84210 Venasque, France
The small church is worth a brief peek, but the real thing to see here is the baptistry behind the church. This is an ancient building full of history still in use today as a site for baptisms, according to the information provided during our...More
Situated behind the church, the Babtistere would be easy to miss, which would be a real shame. This is a truly historic building that includes pagan, Roman and Christian relics. The building is in an incredibly good state of repair and is very atmospheric.
Came here while on holiday. It's a few euros to get into which isn't bad cause when you get in the place is do good. Some really good information given to you while you are here. The building itself is lovely
My experience of this beautiful and simple baptistery and especially the original baptismal font is what drew me for a repeat and prolonged visit to Venasque. The simple elegance inspires me! There are laminated sheets of description in several languages to give you background and...More
This very old religious site, shaped as a 4-leaf clove and including an octagonal ritual bath dates back to the 6th century and re-uses older Roman columns and engraved stones. It was among the first sites listed as historical monuments in France, in 1840. Explanations...More
Venasque is a charming little village, a Provence town at its best, especially if you can avoid the tourist season.
The town church is interesting, but who can guess that behind it there is an ordinary door to what seems to be an ordinary house...More
Since we first discovered the beautiful hilltop village of Venasque some 30 years ago it has been one of our favourite places in the world and we never tire of wandering it's quiet, narrow streets and admiring the lovely houses and monuments. The main church...More