Church La Rectorie
Rue Charles de Foucault, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Church La Rectorie Banyuls-sur-Mer Reviews
A Roman church of the 11th century Jul 15, 2009
This Roman church,built in the 11th and 12th centuries,former parish of Banyuls is named after Jean Banyoles,a former priest who was in 1502 elevated to the dignity of "recteur".Surrounded by cypresses and graves,with charming old schist walls,harmonious despite its rough symmetry,it gives an impression of stillness and purity.Above the gate,one can see 12th century sculptures.Dedicated to saint Jean-Baptiste,the patron saint of Banyuls.
Inside,the tympanum offers scultures of the 12 signs of the zodiac,under a campanile(belfry)with three bells.
Registered as a historical monument a few years ago,this monument is used in particular in summer for concerts of classical music.
The name La Rectorie is in fact famous for the DOMAINE DE LA RECTORIE,run by Pascal and Elisabeth Parcé,outstanding winemakers!
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