St-Sauveur (Aniane)

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St-Sauveur, view to the west facade

The former Benedictine monastery church of St-Sauveur is the Roman Catholic parish church of Aniane in the Hérault department in France . The church has been classified as a Monument historique since 2002 .


The Benedictine Abbey of Aniane was founded by Benedict von Aniane in 782. The medieval monastery church was destroyed in the 16th century in the course of the Huguenot Wars . In the 17th / 18th In the 19th century, a new building was built in baroque and post-Gothic forms. The single nave nave has a three-sided choir closure. There are opposite side chapels on both sides of the nave. In the west of the nave, a transept has a dome. The choir is framed outside by two mighty flank towers. In the course of the French Revolution , the monastery was closed and the church was transferred to the parish.


  • Ville de Aniane: Les fouilles archéologiques de l'ancienne abbaye Saint-Sauveur d'Aniane (leaflet).

Individual evidence

  1. St-Sauveur in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French)

Web links

Commons : St-Sauveur (Aniane)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 43 ° 41 ′ 1.5 ″  N , 3 ° 35 ′ 20.1 ″  E