Eglise Saint-Hilaire de Niort

This 85th century church in the Byzantine neo-Romanesque style, financed in part by Emperor Napoleon III and designed by Pierre-Théophile Segrétain, first departmental architect of Deux-Sèvres, bears the surname of the evangelizer of Poitou, first bishop of Poitiers in the XNUMXth century, Doctor of the Church who gave his name to XNUMX French communes including Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud (Marais Poitevin).
A large statue of the saint is depicted on the facade, the general shape of which resembles that of Notre-Dame la Grande in Poitiers. He is supervised by Saint Ambrose, Doctor of the Latin Church, and Saint Athanasius, Doctor of the Greek Church, both contemporaries of the bishop. Saint Hilary makes the sign of blessing with his right hand, holds the book of the Trinity in his left and treads a monster.

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Rue du 14-Juillet
79000 NIORT
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