Because of the topography of the Moselle valley in Metz, the common west–east axis of the ground plan could not be applied and the church is oriented north-northeast. From Mapcarta, the free map. La cathédrale que nous connaissons actuellement est la troisième version d'une série de plusieurs édifices bâtis au même endroit : 1. Ravagé lors des émeutes de 1830 et du sac de l’archevêché en 1831, le trésor connait un nouvel essor avec la restauration de la cathédrale et la reconstruction de la sacristie dès 1849 par l’architecte Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc… The 14th century stained-glass windows by Hermann de Münster rival the contemporary products of Marc Chagall and Jacques Villon. 2. This blog is run by Pierre Guernier for French Moments Ltd, a company founded by Pierre and Rachel Guernier and based in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex, England. Thank you for your support! Casted in 1605, this alarm bell was only used to announced all the rumours of war or invasions by the enemies of the Free city of Metz. À la fin du Xe siècle, l'évêque Thierry Ier décida de la détruire pour la rempla… Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. La salle du trésor de la cathédrale de Metz (accès payant) renferme quelques pièces remarquables. The transept is 46.80 metres (153.5 ft) high and 16.34 metres (53.6 ft) wide. Liked it? 12 h – 12 h 30 Discussion. It doesn’t cost you anything extra but it helps us keep the blog running and provide quality content for everyone to enjoy. You won’t miss the terrifying model of the Graoully, the ancient dragon that once terrorised the people of Metz! . This book has been for me a great resource that helped me better understand the Gothic movement in art from the 12th century to the Renaissance. Detail of the Renaissance organ © French Moments, The wooden panels of the Renaissance organ © French Moments. Metz Cathedral from the south-west. Saint-Étienne de Metz is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metz and the seat of the Bishop of Metz, currently Jean Christophe Lagleize. The Latin Library", "Timeline of the construction of Metz Cathedral, from 10th to 13th century", "Timeline of the construction of Metz Cathedral, from 14th to 16th century", "Timeline of the construction of Metz Cathedral, from 17th to 20th century", Denis Krieger, extensive collection of stained glass photos, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Metz_Cathedral&oldid=991127110, Roman Catholic churches completed in the 1520s, 16th-century Roman Catholic church buildings, Articles with French-language sources (fr), Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 November 2020, at 11:52. Look at the magnificent stained-glass windows of the transept: Observation of the furniture and the statuary is often neglected in such a cathedral where the visitor’s gaze is drawn upward. A gauche, il s'agit de la crosse en ivoire offerte à la cathédrale par Renaud de Bar, évêque de Metz de 1302 à 1316. 14 h – 14 h 30 Pour une lecture renouvelée de l’iconographie des plaques du Sacramentaire de Drogon … Walk through the ambulatory, the space which surrounds the choir. What an amazing cathedral! During my stay, I was accommodated at the, Book your room at Hôtel de la Cathédrale in Metz here…. Exposition – « Trésor de la cathédrale et présentation des dalmatiques et de certaines chasubles » Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, le dimanche 22 septembre […] Cathédrale Saint-Étienne Metz … The two towers of the cathedral are the Tour de la Mutte and the Tour du Chapitre. The spire is 88 metres (289 ft) high. They take the form of people, plants, animals, monsters and demons. The Mutte bell inside the Tour de la Mutte © French Moments, The Tour de la Mutte © French Moments © French Moments. Take a second to support French Moments on Patreon! — Paul Verlaine, Ode to Metz, Invectives, 1896. Serpnoise. Enfin, une visite de la cathédrale ne peut ignorer ses nombreuses richesses intérieures. Metz recently won the National Grand Prix for Lighting awarded by the National Academy of Street Arts. Some blog posts and pages may contain affiliate or sponsored links. Les interventions sur les reliures médiévales d’orfèvrerie et d’ivoire du trésor de la cathédrale de Metz à l’époque moderne. Notre série "Un été en Lorraine" fait étape à la Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Metz. An architectural style that first originated from France and spread all over Europe. There hangs an enormous bell named “La Mutte”, weighing 11 kilos and measuring 2,32 metres in diametre. During the German annexation of Metz (1871-1918), Prussian architect Tornow had it replaced in a more coherent neo-Gothic style. Through its history the cathedral has been subjected to architectural and ornamental modifications with successive additions of Neoclassical and Neogothic elements. It is indeed a remarkable church. La statuette équestre dite de Charlemagne , visible au musée du Louvre, provient du trésor de la cathédrale . C’est vers 1220 que l’évêque Conrad de Scharfenberg décida de la reconstruction de la cathédrale de Metz dans le … He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He separated the cathedral's façade by razing an adjacent cloister and three attached churches, and completed the westwork in 1764. Orgues - La cathédrale Saint-Étienne est l’église principale du diocèse de Metz en Moselle. Protected: How the Eiffel Tower was saved from destruction, Discover Metz Old Town: monuments and sights, The Best Gothic Art Books to Understand French Churches. Roger Bissière and Jacques Villon provided designs for further windows, including the complete chapel of the Holy Sacrament. The lower part of the tower was built in the 13th century and the higher part from 1840 to 1843. (2001) La lanterne du Bon Dieu. Déjà au Ve siècle, après le pillage des Huns « le siège épiscopal fut transféré à l'intérieur de la ville, à l'oratoire Saint-Étienne ». REPORTAGE - C'est un trésor pour les Lorrains : la cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz ne ressemble à aucune autre. This was such a superb opportunity to discover the holiday season in Metz. D'un côté de la crosse est sculpté le Christ en croix, et de l'autre, une Vierge à l'enfant. It is worth staying in Metz overnight that way you get to enjoy the illuminations of its major monuments. Surnommée la lanterne de Dieu avec ses 6500 m2 de verrières, la cathédrale Saint-Etienne à Metz offre une idéale synthèse des trois âges d'or du vitrail en Lorraine. The above links are affiliate links and if you click and make a booking we receive a small amount of commission. They are highly coloured and represent various coat of arms. A third room houses the funerary chapel where 6 bishops of Metz are buried. Thanks for visiting! The coat of arms of the Dukes of Lorraine, radiant chapel in Metz Cathedral © French Moments. The choir of the cathedral from the north. The French Christmas Traditions: A Discovery Guide! Cathedral of Saint Stephen of Metz (French: Cathédrale Saint Étienne de Metz), also known as Metz Cathedral, is a historic Roman Catholic cathedral in Metz, capital of Lorraine, France. L’Aménagement du trésor de la cathédrale Saint-Etienne bat son plein à Toul. Don’t miss the Place d’Armes, encircled by the cathedral and the Town-Hall. In the nave, opposite the entrance, is a baptismal font of Egyptian origins. And, of course, it mentions the cathedral of Saint-Etienne de Metz! The cathedral from the south-east showing the side and Lady chapels, and the portal of the Virgin. Toutes deux sont de nouveau citées dans les inventaires de 1657 et de 1682. [10][11] The integration into the cathedral's ground plan of a Gothic chapel from the 12th century at the western end resulted in the absence of a main western portal, the south-western porch of the cathedral being the entrance of the former chapel. And on my last visit there I also discovered many other historic churches in Metz with amazing stained-glass windows, some dating back to the Middle-Ages. Maxence Hermant (BnF) 12h-12h30 Discussion . Mapping vidéo, visites, expositions, concerts, conférences, ateliers jeune public : plus de 200 événements feront revivre les grands chapitres historiques et artistiques de l’édifice, et valoriseront les richesses patrimoniales de notre territoire. Located on one side of the southern transept, they recount the life of, Stained glass window of the west facade by. Thank you Ellen! This is definitely the book I recommend if – like me – you love everything about Gothic such as churches, gargoyles, stained glass, flying buttresses and so much more. Eds. Renovated in 2015, it rings again on important occasions and celebrations. (read our page on the, You won’t miss the terrifying model of the, From the time of the French occupation in 1552 till 1790, the Mutte rang at six o’clock “. In the first 2 rooms it contains models of the Metz cathedral in different eras as well as the great cathedrals of France. [13], In 1755, French architect Jacques-François Blondel was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Architecture to build a Neoclassical portal at the west end of the cathedral. The stained-glass windows from Hermann de Münster © French Moments, The stained-glass from the choir © French Moments, Details of stained-glass windows © French Moments. From the time of the French occupation in 1552 till 1790, the Mutte rang at six o’clock “to say good-night to the king of France and his family”. There’s no extra cost to you. The following picture presents the ground plan of Saint-Stephen of Metz and the position of the architectural elements: The stained glass windows, which together constitute the largest expanse of ancient stained glass in a single building, were made by the master craftsmen Hermann von Münster in the fourteenth century, and Valentin Bousch in the sixteenth. Sujet consacré à la cathédrale de Metz dont le gros oeuvre a commencé à être construit au 13ème siècle, on travaillera jusqu'au 16ème et on ajoutera même à l'ensemble au 19ème siècle. The portico contains a plethora of statues, more in line with the rest of the building. You can’t find a better central place to explore the old town and…. All you have to do is click the link and any booking you make is automatically tracked. In the 18th century, French architect Blondel added a neo-Classic addition to the Western façade. Welcome back to the French Moments blog! Entre 1360 et 1380, le maître d’œuvre Pierre … The entrance is to the side of the building through another portal placed at the south-western side of the narthex, avoiding the usual alignment of the entrance with the choir. The western front was completely rebuilt between 1898 and 1903; Blondel's portal was demolished and a new Neogothic portal was added.[15]. The Tour du Chapitre is located on the Northern façade, opposite to the Tour de la Mutte. Thank you to agence Inspire Metz for welcoming me during this unforgettable stay in Metz. The cathedral interior is 123.2 metres (404 ft) long. Metz Cathedral seen from my room at Hôtel de la Cathédrale © French Moments. The slab stones indicating the burial site of the bishops of Metz © French Moments. Monuments, musées, parcs naturels, châteaux, circuits touristiques. Finalisation des mobiliers et installation des œuvres au Centre Pompidou Metz pour l’exposition "Chagall, le passeur de lumière". fellow (cul-de-lampe) © French Moments, A man in crouching position (cul-de-lampe) © French Moments, A praying men (cul-de-lampe) © French Moments, A man showing his bottom (cul-de-lampe) © French Moments. It is nicknamed la Lanterne du Bon Dieu ("the Good Lord's lantern"), displaying the largest expanse of stained glass in the world with 6,496 m2 (69,920 sq ft). En 1804, la remise à Notre-Dame de plusieurs Saintes Reliques de la Passion, préalablement conservées à la Sainte-Chapelle, marque le début de la reconstitution du trésor. It rang for the last time in 1918, when the French took the city of Metz back from the Prussians. Although the choir stalls have a medieval look, they are an 20th century addition. The Western façade (left: by Blondel in the 18th C – centre: during the restauration works – right: as it looks nowardays) © French Moments. Metz Cathedral, otherwise the Cathedral of Saint Stephen, Metz (French: Cathédrale Saint Étienne de Metz), is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Metz, capital of Lorraine, France. La cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz est la cathédrale catholique du diocèse de Metz, dans le département français de la Moselle en région Grand Est.. Si sa construction s'étend sur trois siècles, à partir de 1220, la cathédrale présente une belle homogénéité de style puisque les critères stylistiques furent respectés à chaque campagne de construction. The Cathedral’s Towers. In summer, a night stroll along the Moselle River bank is a must. In May 1877, fireworks organised from the roof of the cathedral in honour of the German emperor William II caused a fire which completely destroyed the roof and its wooden framework. Most of them are people on their knees or in crouching position, except for a cheeky one showing his bottom (the closest one to the bishop’s seat! Ciboire et calice, dans la salle du trésor de la cathédrale de Metz. Just under the course of the triforium are about 180 culs-de-lampe (or culots in French). Le trésor renferme des pièces remarquables telles que la chape dite "de Charlemagne" et l'anneau de saint Arnoul. Inside Metz Cathedral: a breathtaking sight! The cathedral of Metz seen from Moyen-Pont © French Moments. [2] Dedicated to Saint Stephen, it is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metz as the seat of the bishops of Metz. Bienvenue sur le site de l'œuvre de la cathédrale de Metz défiler Horaires Crypte - Trésor Du lundi au vendredi : 10h30 - 12h30 et 13h30 - 17h30 Dimanche : 14h00 - 17h30 Dernière entrée 15 minutes avant l’heure de fermeture. Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. "Official website of the Saint-Stephen Cathedral", "Official website of the Bishopric of Metz", "INA Archive (1969) Trésor de la cathédrale de Metz, Lorraine soir, ORTF", "INA Archive (1980) Patrimoine: trésor de la cathédrale de Metz, Lorraine soir, France 3 régions", "Gregory of Tours (c. 538-594 A.D.) Historiae, Libri X. Its unique ochre-yellow colour is due to the use of a quality local stone: the stone of Jaumont. Between 1880 and 1882, the authorities decided to raise the height of the new copper roof by 4.5 metres. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Trésor de la Cathédrale is situated north of Imperial Quarter of Metz. Outre les monuments funéraires, comme ceux du cardinal de Givry et de Paul Dupont des Loges, tous deux évêques de Metz, elle offre à voir son mobilier liturgique, des sculptures religieuses et un important Trésor. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Make sure you don’t forget to walk through Place de la Comédie, located on an island where you can see one of the best sights of Metz’ illuminations: the cathedral, the opera-theatre and the Temple Neuf. French Moments is about promoting the French culture and language through its website and social network. The formidable story behind the French croissant. It also includes specific coverage of the Cathars’ Heresy and the Papal Palace in Avignon. It is the 3rd highest nave in France. Metz Cathedral is a Rayonnant Gothic edifice built of the local yellow Jaumont limestone. Just note that there is restricted access to the choir stalls. As in French Gothic architecture, the building is compact, with slight projection of the transepts and subsidiary chapels. Invited by agence Inspire Metz I was lucky to have a room at the last level with a fantastic view of the cathedral. The Eiffel Tower Discovery Course is here! [3] The cathedral treasury displays the collection, assembled over 1,000 years, of the bishopric of Metz, including paraments and items used for the Eucharist. Pour une lecture renouvelée de l’iconographie des plaques du Sacramentaire de Drogon. In the twentieth century the artist Marc Chagall created three stained glass windows for the cathedral between 1958 and 1968. Dès le XVIe siècle, les inventaires du trésor de la cathédrale de Metz font état de la présence de deux statuettes de Charlemagne, l'une d'argent doré exécutée par l'orfèvre messin François en 1507, l'autre "d'airain" ou de "cuivre doré" signalée en 1567. As it names indicates, the hotel faces the cathedral of Metz, a jewel of Gothic architecture. Vous pouvez aujourd’hui l’admirer dans la pièce du trésor de la cathédrale de Metz. It is possible to admire them on guided tours organised by the Tourist Office of Metz. Nicknamed the “Lantern of God”, the sanctuary is the most luminous cathedral of France. Bon dimanche ! The vaults of Metz Cathedral © French Moments. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. CATHEDRALE SAINT ETIENNE CRYPTE ET TRESOR Place Jean-Paul II Cathédrale Saint-Etienne 57000 METZ This limits the rake of the towers, which now seem under proportioned. contact@cathedrale-metz.fr 03 87 75 54 61 Il est également possible de faire une visite à l’aide d’un système 14h-14h30. This blog © French Moments, 2012-2020 • All Rights Reserved • Developed by, Discover Metz Cathedral, the Lantern of God. Redécouverte à Metz en 1807 par Alexandre Lenoir, le créateur puis directeur du musée des Monuments français (1793 … The French Moments Christmas Gift Guide is out! Pour les 800 ans de la cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz, de nombreuses festivités sont prévues de novembre 2019 à février 2021. Les OBJETS de ce trésor visibles en d’autres lieux de conservation. You can also subscribe without commenting. The crossing of the transept. Théophile Klem, a carpenter from Colmar, worked on the neo-Gothic stalls in 1913-1914 using oak tree. The cathedral was built on an ancient site from the 5th century dedicated to Saint Stephen the Protomartyr. Unlike the cathedrals of Notre-Dame de Paris and Strasbourg, the highest tower of the building is not accessible to the visitors. Choir stalls © French Moments. Click here to get your free copy now! The nave is supported by flying buttresses and culminates at 41.41 metres (135.9 ft) high, making it one of the highest naves in the world. Accueil Du lundi au samedi : 10h00 - 12h30 et 13h30 - 17h30 Dimanche The construction of Saint-Etienne Cathedral in Metz started in the 1220s, on the site of an older religious building. In the same room is an altar from the 9th century: The Carolingian altar (9th century) © French Moments. 50 Beautiful Photos Of Rural France To Cheer You Up! The best travel bag for your next trip to France! In fact, the building contains the largest surface area of stained glass of all French cathedrals (almost 6,500 square metres). Célébrant cette année ses 800 ans, la cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz recèle un grand nombre de légendes et d'histoires qui ont traversé les siècles et font encore le bonheur et la curiosité des visiteurs. As this is not the first time you are here, you may be interested in downloading the guide "20 Amazing Offbeat Places in Paris". Guide des richesses touristiques de France. L'empereur Charles IV put être accueilli dans la cathédrale lorsqu'il vint à Metz présenter la Bulle d'or, en décembre 13563. Cette statue en bronze doré, datant en grande partie du IX éme siècle, représente probablement le petit-fils de Charlemagne, Charles le Chauve . [14][15], In 1877, the cathedral was heavily damaged after a conflagration caused by fireworks. The radiant chapels have bosses covering the joins between their ribs. Reaching 90 metres, the spire of the Tour de la Mutte, on the Southern façade, has been the highest building of Metz since the Middle Ages. (read our page on the Old Town of Metz to learn more about the legend of Saint-Clement). [9] The construction of the present Gothic cathedral began in 1220 within the walls of an Ottonian basilica dating from the 10th century. After this incident, it was decided to refurbish the cathedral and its adornments in a Neogothic style. If you’re planning a trip, using these links helps us keep things running. The Tour du Chapitre (Chapter Tower) is 90 metre high and hosts 5 bells. The hotel occupies a historic monument (without lift) with beautifully decorated rooms. 50 Beautiful Photos Of Spring in Alsace To Cheer You Up. 2 days in Nancy: where to go and what to see. I’ve also found interesting the in-depth discussion of the most diverse art forms, including painting, sculpture, metalwork and even book illumination! The beautiful cathedral, carefully lit at night is visible from far, like a golden crown above the city. Des commandes du Chapitre et des dons, souvent de personnalités illustres ou d’ecclésiastiques, viennent l’enrichir. Des maquettes des cathédrales gothiques de France sont également exposées dans la crypte, ainsi que des éléments romans de la Cathédrale de Metz. Interior architecture of Saint-Stephen of Metz. The poet Verlaine had rightly written that the cathedral was “the lantern of God”. The two towers of the cathedral are the Tour de la Mutte and the Tour du Chapitre. Later artistic styles are represented by Charles-Laurent Maréchal (Romanticism), Roger Bissière (tachisme), Jacques Villon (Cubism), and Marc Chagall (modernism).[6]. La salle du trésor. Once inside the cathedral, the nave impresses by the height of its arch, suspended 40 metres above the ground. La cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz fête ses 800 ans en 2020 ! The choir of the cathedral from the aisle, Stained glass windows of Saint-Stephen of Metz, Stained glass from the 13th century, the oldest set of the cathedral. Cathedral all in volute where the wind sings as in a flute, and responding to it via the, Exterior architecture of Saint-Stephen of Metz. Since 2007 a new lighting system has been implemented, enhancing the city’s self-proclaimed title of “capital of lights”. The nave has quadripartite vaults and is 41.41 metres (135.9 ft) high and 15.60 metres (51.2 ft) wide.
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