Église Saint-Étienne


Its construction began in the late twelfth century at the request of Robert I of Dreux and the site took off in the thirteenth century under Robert II of Dreux. It is dedicated to Saint Etienne, the first martyr of Christendom. Gothic and Renaissance, it has a rosette of the thirteenth century over the chorus, great sculptures and woodwork of the fifteenth century outside its flying buttresses are decorated with gargoyles, and a complete tower facade. Its spire, which dominates the city, can be seen for miles on the plateau of Brie. In 1886, the clergy took the decision to sell the great organ case of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the early twentieth century, some parts of the building were in poor condition. We repair, among others, the roof in 1905. After the First World War, a Franco-American got together to participate in the restoration of Saint-Etienne. On 30 May 1927, it was celebrated the first service in memory of American soldiers who died for France. The ceremony took place in the presence of Marshal Joffre, who sealed a commemorative plaque on a pillar of the church near the altar. It is the subject of a classification as a historic monument by the list of 1840.


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