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Saint Jean de Malte, Aix-en-Provence

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The Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte in Aix-en-Provence, situated at the corner of rue d'Italie and rue Cardinale, is a thirteenth-century gothic Roman Catholic church, the first in Provence.HistoryThe site was initially occupied in the twelfth century by a hospice and chapel of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of Malta, under the jurisdiction of the priory of Saint-Gilles in Provence. The thirteenth-century church formed part of a priory of the same order situated in olive groves outside the city walls of Aix. From the thirteenth century it served as a burial place for the Counts of Provence. In the seventeenth century it was incorporated within the city of Aix when the ramparts were extended to the south and the adjoining lands of the priory sold off to help create the quartier Mazarin. In the aftermath of the French revolution most of the internal furnishings, treasures and statuary of the church were removed or plundered and the church itself converted into a military storehouse. In the nineteenth century it was eventually restored to religious use as a parish church. It is currently under the ministry of a brotherhood of apostolic monks. The nineteenth century organ in Saint-Jean-de-Malte was replaced in 2006 by a baroque-style organ built by Daniel Kern.
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  • being part of my ancestors affiliated with the Hospital of John of Jerusalem (my coat of arms is a lion climbing on an oak with in its right corner the North Star) I have a special attachment for this church which has sheltered was a time the tombs of the counts of Provence. This church has a Kern organ
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  • This (fortified) Gothic style church w/ bell tower was built between 1272-77 and is located in the center of Aix-en-Provence. The façade features a nice portal and two rose windows flanked by two octa...  more »
  • Very beautiful church, light, near the Granet Museum. Sober, conducive to meditation. Good acoustics.
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  • Few minutes here. Lovely ancient church. Let's pray to God. ****
  • 很重的,早期的哥特式教堂。 指出在拱门的建筑是很明显的,尽管窗户在旁边的教堂都是有限制的而且非常小,允许从外面很少的自然光线进入。 这使交通繁忙的街道上的内部是一个神秘的气氛让我觉得很愉快。 Windows的殿堂有更多和更好的自然光照明的。 有一些小的服务,大约15名与会者,发生在我们在那里的时候前面的殿堂。 有一次在唱的牧师在一个美丽的节日,母子语音,借给我们一个影响传输的回到了过去的时光。 非常有趣的。
  • First the 13th century Gothic church in Provence. To visit and admire.
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  • エクスに来たら、 訪問して下さい、きれいな教会です