The chapel of Lourps is today isolated on its hillside bordered by the Voulzie. But before the Revolution, it was attached to the adjacent castle and served a hamlet whose houses disappeared during the 19th century.
Its rectangular plan and gable roof make it a simple building. It has no spire and its bell is housed in the roof structure.
Its particularity is revealed inside, with magnificent wall paintings from the 13th and 15th centuries!
These were discovered thanks to explorations during the major restoration work that began in the 1980s and lasted 12 years.
This work was carried out following the collapse of the choir vault in 1966, which resulted in the chapel being closed to the public.
Inside the chapel, you will find a panel describing the different stages of the restoration and a historical booklet to learn more about this real treasure, only 8 km southwest of Provins!
Visit by appointment only.
Reservations can be made with the association "Les Amis de Lourps" by phone or via the form available on the website.
Sources: based on Jacques MOULIN, “Lourps, église Saint-Menge (commune de Longueville”, pp 177-184, in Monuments de Seine et Marne, Congrès archéologique de France, Société Française d’Archéologie, 2015.
Free of charge.
From 01/03 to 30/11, daily.