Historic site and monument
in Bonneval

Eglise Ste-Eugénie

Parish church under the patronage of Ste-Eugénie, renovated in the 1980s
Eugenie is a Roman virgin who suffered martyrdom in the time of Emperor Valerian. According to her "Passion", she was the daughter of Philip, governor of Alexandria. She disguised herself as a man in order to be able to enter a monastery of which she became abbot. Accused of having seduced a woman, she was called to appear before Governor Philippe, her father, and proved her innocence by revealing her identity. Her father converted but she had to return to live in a society that she influenced by her way of being and thinking. However, many were unhappy with this influence and sought to kill it in various ways (burning, drowning, starving), to no avail. Eventually, she was beheaded. Its symbol is the branch. Branch that she holds in her right hand (here it has disappeared).

Bonneval is a former priory of Benedictine nuns, known in 1177, under Lavaudieu. The first church was built in the XNUMXth century.

The central nave is framed by four side chapels, posterior to the nave. Nave, choir and chapels are ribbed vaulted and have keystones decorated with shields (Gothic letters M). Modern art stained glass windows.
The bell tower dates from 1908.
In 1993, murals were discovered on the chapel walls: a late XNUMXth century Crucifixion behind the statue of St Eugenie in the first chapel on the left as you enter. then in the next chapel, a representation of St Christopher carrying the Child Jesus (same period).
The altar table is a millstone from the Pissoux mill.
Tips and Suggestions

At the start of many hikes, PR44 and PR46, circuits labeled Respirando

We speak French


  • 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





  • Picnic area.
  • Parking nearby

Activities on site

  • Concert

Home animals



Le Bourg
43160 Bonneville
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