Church of Saint Jean-Baptiste - Saint Germain Boucles de Seine

Church of Saint Jean-Baptiste
32 rue Gabriel Péri
78420 Carrières-sur-Seine

01 39 68 48 80

Famous for its 12th-century altarpiece – the original is now preserved at the Louvre – the Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste at Carrières-sur-Seine was given a new lease of life in 2013.

Although the building retains few visible traces of its long existence, a bas-relief carved in the 12th century, discovered in the 19th century during renovation work on the church, attests to the building's early origins.

It is a remarkable example of Early Gothic architecture.

This altarpiece is a stone bas-relief divided into three sections. Seemingly the only one of its kind in France, it is an important fragment of an altarpiece of which certain parts resemble those of the Sainte-Anne Portal in Notre-Dame, Paris. In 1915, it moved to the Salles des Sculptures du Moyen Age at the Louvre.

A copy of this altarpiece, created by a local artist, was inaugurated in 1999 and placed above the altar.



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