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Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

Religious building, Historic site and monument in Le Vauclin
  • The first chapel was built in 1720. The present Saint-Jean-Baptiste church was rebuilt in 1893, very quickly after the destruction of the previous building by the 1891 cyclone.

  • The bells: the smallest of them was melted in 1841 in Bordeaux, the three others were offered in 1893. Broken or cracked, they were remelted in 1948 and reinstalled in the current bell tower built in 1928. The godparents of these bells were notables of the parish who largely contributed to their financing.

    The current modern church of 1977 is a vast space contained under a light metal frame. It is decorated with a modern stained glass window overlooking the porch in all its length. Its...
    The bells: the smallest of them was melted in 1841 in Bordeaux, the three others were offered in 1893. Broken or cracked, they were remelted in 1948 and reinstalled in the current bell tower built in 1928. The godparents of these bells were notables of the parish who largely contributed to their financing.

    The current modern church of 1977 is a vast space contained under a light metal frame. It is decorated with a modern stained glass window overlooking the porch in all its length. Its outer bell tower, which had become too dangerous, was deliberately destroyed on December 12th 1988 and its four bells reinstalled one year later in the modern concrete spire inaugurated in 1991.
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