L’église de Saint-Georges-D’Oléron
A wonder of Romanesque architecture!
A listed building since 1931, the church of Saint-Georges-d’Oléron is the oldest on the island with parts dating to the 11th century.
A building that defies time…
Many times revamped during the centuries, the church of Saint-Georges-d’Oléron has kept its 12th century façade and nave intact as well as some noteworthy later elements
Admire the sculptures that decorate the porch and breathe in the history of Romanesque art. Examine the 19th century sundial and wander through the edifice bathed in natural light through the stained glass. The church is home to works of art that are touched by history, by legend, notably an 18th century Madonna and child in polychromed wood.
This majestic building and its priory are a unique witness to the economic, political and cultural development of the island.
GUIDED VISIT (2H)
In July & August:
every Friday at 10:00
One Wednesday per month (Information : 05 46 76 63 75).
For the guided visits : book at the Tourist Office.
❘ Concerts, lectures :
School holiday periods.
Information from the Tourist Office.
❘ Groups and school visits :
Reservations at the Tourist Office for guided visits and activities.
Free for children under 16.