Eglise Saint Orien, Danse Macabre

Historic site and monument ,  Church at Meslay-le-Grenet
Association des amis de Meslay le Grenet
Association des amis de Meslay le Grenet
Association des amis de Meslay le Grenet
  • Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.

    L'église Saint Orien de Meslay le Grenet abrite une bien curieuse peinture d'une grande richesse et d'une grande rareté : une Danse Macabre. La Danse Macabre est née des misères sans fin de la Guerre de Cent Ans. Une Danse Macabre est un défilé, une suite, une procession où la mort entraîne à sa suite des vivants représentants tous les états sociaux. La Danse Macabre de Meslay le Grenet a été réalisée dans les dernières années du XVe siècle restaurée au XIXe, elle est composée de vingt couples répartis sur les murs sud et ouest de l'église. Sous chaque couple, on peut lire un texte en vieux français qui prête des paroles à la mort et aux vivants. Cette peinture est l'ensemble le plus complet et en fait une peinture unique en Europe.

  • Spoken languages
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
  • Rates
  • Adult
  • Free
Openings
  • All year
  • On January 7, 2018
  • On February 4, 2018
  • On March 4, 2018
  • On April 1, 2018
  • On May 6, 2018
  • On June 3, 2018
  • On July 1, 2018
  • On July 5, 2018
  • On September 2, 2018
  • On October 7, 2018
  • On November 4, 2018
  • On December 2, 2018
  • Monday
    9:00 - 11:30
    14:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday
    9:00 - 11:30
    14:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday
    9:00 - 11:30
    14:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday
    9:00 - 11:30
    14:00 - 18:00
  • Friday
    9:00 - 11:30
    14:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday
    9:00 - 11:30
    14:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday
    9:00 - 11:30
    14:00 - 18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.
  • Sunday
    14:00
    18:00
  • * Saint-Orien church contains the 'Dance of Death', a unique group of wall paintings, the most complete in Europe, dating back to the 15th century. Completely restored, it is crowned with the 'Legend of the three living and the three dead', the 'Legend of the talkative women'.