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Saint Blaise Romanesque Church

Historic site and monument in Verdun
  • Come and admire the Romanesque chapel of Saint Blaise de Verdun at the foot of the majestic Quié massif.

  • The church of VERDUN has been listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments since 1910. It is one of the jewels of Romanesque art in Ariège.

    Its mountain character offers a striking contrast with the village that is nicknamed little Nice...

    On its heights, near the Moulines stream, stands the Romanesque church of Verdun, one of the countless churches or chapels that illuminate the valley with the diversity of their forms. Here we find the model on which the Saint-Sernin cathedral in...
    The church of VERDUN has been listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments since 1910. It is one of the jewels of Romanesque art in Ariège.

    Its mountain character offers a striking contrast with the village that is nicknamed little Nice...

    On its heights, near the Moulines stream, stands the Romanesque church of Verdun, one of the countless churches or chapels that illuminate the valley with the diversity of their forms. Here we find the model on which the Saint-Sernin cathedral in Toulouse was built.
    Strongly marked by the mountain character of the population faithful to their pagan cults, Catalan or Toulouse influences, Ariège Romanesque art will satisfy the amateur in search of detail, shapes, styles, simplicity. It's hard not to appreciate its local limestone walls, its rounded base and its stepped roofs under wooden frames covered with slate.
    Built by the monks of Cluny who came to settle in Ariège in the 11th and 12th centuries, then owned by the canons of Saint-Volusien de Foix, this marvelous Romanesque testimony still retains all of its period beauty despite the heavy flooding. which caused especially in 1875 great damage and many victims.


    The church is regularly open all year round on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Every day during school holidays.
    Self-guided tour and educational trail
    Outside these hours, the person who has the keys is present in Verdun (his telephone number is displayed on the door of the St Blaise church).
  • Spoken languages
    • French