Historic site and monument
in Felines

Église de l'Exaltation de la Sainte-Croix

Parish church, former priory of La Chaise-Dieu under the name of the exaltation of the Holy Cross, with another celestial protection: St Barthélémy represented by a statue of the XNUMXth century. polychrome wood listed in the catalog of Fine Arts.
The name of Félines exists in the 1789th century, the parish at least in the XNUMXth century. The cure depended temporally on the election of Brioude (Auvergne), justice belonged to the deanery of La Chaise-Dieu (land granted by the Beaumonts, owners of Felines), spiritually the cure came under the diocese of Le Puy; in XNUMX the Saint-Mayol University of Le Puy appointed him to the cure.

The originally Romanesque church was remodeled, especially in the 1783th and 1910th centuries. Besides the redesign of the bell in 3, it was in 263 that the most important work was done. The parish priest Jean Laurent asked for permission to “make repairs” by assuming all the costs, which was granted to him “at his own risk and peril” (estimate of 1948 francs). He built a bay and moved the entrance to the church with the porch. He is also responsible for the rounding of the church, to the east, which includes the sacristy and explains the difference in the recess of the windows of the apse. In 1,50 repair of the roof covering the nave and the choir with raising of the walls by about 1951 meters. The steeple, now too low, was raised in 52-XNUMX. Renovation work was carried out at the end of the XNUMXth century by the architect Philippe Vaissière.
Tips and Suggestions

To discover at the start of the PR 621 Les Sources de la Borne hike

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  • Historical patrimony
  • Sculpture
  • Religious Heritage
  • Church


Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visit services

  • Unguided group tours permanently


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024





  • Parking nearby

Activities on site

  • Concert
  • Temporary exhibitions

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Place Jean-Marie Brun
43160 Felines
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