Eglise de l'Assomption de la Vierge

The church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Javernant was formerly a branch of Saint-Jean de Bonneval, and was not made a parish until 1747.



Eglise de l'Assomption de la Vierge
Rue Principale

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With its simple Latin cross plan, the church comprises a single nave of three bays, a projecting transept and a three-sided apse. The building is homogeneous, having been begun from the east during the first quarter of the 16th century. The two western bays are slightly more recent, dating from the second quarter or middle of the 16th century (an altar was erected in 1560). The church ends with a handsome sculpted western portal in the flamboyant Renaissance style, featuring the painted signatures of L. Cabutel and C. Paiso. Original stained glass remains in the three bays of the apse and, in fragmentary form, in two bays of the transept and one east bay of the nave. The three apse windows are composites, combining panels from at least five different bays.

Restored between 1973 and 1979 by the Vinum workshop, they depict the themes of Genesis, probably modelled on the Madeleine de Troyes, the Tree of Jesse painted after the suite of cartoons used in the church of Les Noës-près-Troyes, the Life of the Virgin and Christ, and the Life of St. John the Baptist, similar to those in the churches of Ceffonds (52) and Ormes (10). The axis bay, whose inscribed date has been interpreted as 1518, shows a donating priest presented by Saint Nicolas and various more or less complete scenes such as the Crucifixion, the Annunciation, the Adoration of the Magi and a figure of the Baptist.

The nave bay with its 16th-century fragments bears the date 1537, and the church was listed as a historic monument on May 7, 1926. The old stained-glass windows have been listed since December 27, 1913.

Contact Mr Kaufmann (guided tour)
In case of absence, keys are available from Mr Montagne or Mr Guinot

Last updated on 16/11/2023 - Troyes La Champagne Tourisme






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