Eglise Saint Pierre d'Argentière
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Panoramic photo by Michel M A L H E R B E. EXPERT Taken 17:01, 12/08/2012 - Views loading...

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Eglise Saint Pierre d'Argentière

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Elle fut construite dans un style baroque en 1724, les Argentéraux ne voulant plus se rendre au culte à Chamonix l’hiver à cause des nombreuses avalanches sur le chemin. L’église sera consacrée en 1727. Le clocher réparé après le tremblement de terre de 1905, sera restauré en 1987 et couvert d’écailles en fer blanc étamé. La façade comprend une serlienne (fenêtre triple). Son portail vitré représente la pêche miraculeuse et la tempête apaisée. A l’origine l’édifice avait une simple nef. Au XIXème siècle sont ajoutées deux chapelles latérales formant le transept. Le maître-autel et son retable sont de style baroque. Le tableau central est du XVIIème siècle et représente l’adoration des mages. Au dessus du tableau : au centre la transfiguration des prophètes, à gauche St Augustin évêque, à droite St Ambroise évêque
De chaque côté du tableau central les statues de St Jean évangéliste à gauche et St François de Sales à droite sont baroques également. Au niveau de l’autel, le tabernacle est imposant. Sur sa porte : le pélican nourrit de son sang ses pélicanneaux (don de la vie et sacrifice de Jésus). St Augustin et St Maurice trônent de chaque côté. Les stalles sont de 1769


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This panorama was taken in France

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France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.

French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.

The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.

The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.

The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.

One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.

During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.

France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.

Text by Steve Smith.

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