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Pano Eglise Epernay
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Notre-Dame - Epernay

This church, dedicated to Notre Dame, to owner of the city, succeeds that of Italian style damaged in 1892 and demolished in 1909.
The only vestige of this building remains the elegant gate Saint Martin (1540) located place Hugues Plomb. Most of the stained glasses, the high altar and the organ, as well as a tomb stone of XIV°siècle, were transferred in the new church. 
 If the first stone were posed in 1898, and the opening to the worship in 1907, the building was really completed only in 1915. But in the night of the from July 24th to 25th 1918, a bombardment caused the collapse of the vaults of the nave and damaged the frontage. The restored church, will be devoted only on April 13th, 1925. Faithful testimony of the Gothic of transition, its architecture in fact a place collected which carries to the prayer. The true artistic richness of the Notre-Dame church lies in the admirable stained glasses of the 16th century, with, inter alia, the life of Remi saint, Augustin saint and the cycle of the Virgin but also of other remarkable canopies: the charity of Martin saint, the tree of Jessé, the sermon on the mountain, the anger of Noah. 
 the organ of 1869 (classified historic building) signed Cavaillé-coll was entirely restored in 2001.

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