Church of St. Maurice, Annecy

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Église Saint-Maurice is a Roman Catholic church in Annecy, France.It is the oldest church in Annecy. It was originally built as a chapel of a Dominican convent in 1422, sponsored by Cardinal Jean-Allarmet de Brogny.The church has a Gothic style architecture. Chapels are built in different parts of the nave by noble families or artisan corporations from 1478 onwards, forming the present lower sides of the church. Notably, there is a 15th-century "trompe-l'œil" painting to the left of the choir.The building is designated as a national monument in 1957.
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  • I found this funeral painting of Philibert of York particularly beautiful and moving! But it denotes a bit because the altar is very, very austere. See anyway, just like the stained glass windows which have been redone.
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  • Simple Church, minimal, but interesting in the city centre in the main square. Frescoes inside. Well worth a visit.
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  • What's left is very little, but they are very laudable that time has wanted to preserve in spite of incivility! Of particular interest in the pulpit, with a beautiful wooden statue which holds, a madonna in glory with angels and two Saints, which needs restoration, as coated by time and black smoke, and the fresco that depicts the corpse, watched over by ten brothers, the Monsieur Philibert Montouz. Honestly, the writing is too high for me, so much so that I have not read much more than a series of titles. They are not even much news in the internet which can help us to understand. The fresco is still somewhat particular attitudes of Friars, but no reports of you can write a bit of everything. What struck me was the title block in the hands of the corpse that decoding fine with "Terribilis est locus iste", a phrase from Genesis that it can also be found in various churches, but unusual in the hands of a corpse so badly put, to remember more an allegory of death , a reference to "vanitas", even if the period is a bit too old, not the body of a noble gentleman who presents himself before God. Of two scrolls, related to the monks outside the fresco, failed to gain much. In the one on the left I read "domus", which makes no sense to me, while the right one I decipher only "Homo" and "et vermis". Too little to understand, but if you leave to the imagination and intuition, is not really a Christian message that leaves us and I thought the "Vanitas". In short it is a real headache for me! Apart from that, the modern part of the altar is truly unwatchable, resembles a warehouse shelving, sin could not do better!
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  • ANNECY (France-Swiss border): this Day two years ago, the traveler pause. Canal side smooth, peaceful Annecy! JD 27-4-2017
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  • Its Alpine architecture, stands out in the city. Her record during lunch.
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Take advantage of the city's prime shopping and dining opportunities by booking your rooms at a hotel near the medieval town center. Stay close to Annecy's main train station if you wish to take quick day trips to Lyon or Geneva. You can choose a luxurious self-catering apartment with access to fitness facilities, sauna, and private parking, all within a short walk from the old town and Lake Annecy. If staying within city limits isn't a priority, consider one of the resorts in the surrounding mountains.
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