Ménil-Gondouin's Church
In 1873, the priest Victor Paysant (1841-1921) was appointed pastor of Ménil-Gondouin, while St-Vigor church was not yet finished. He worked until 1921 to decorate and furnish the church that became known as 'the living and speaking church of Menil-Gondouin'. He was a man of faith, friend of the poor, a tireless pilgrim, a curator of local heritage and respectful of the past. His many travels inspire him to decorate his church which became a Christian museum. He was inspired by the churches and cathedrals covered with frescoes depicting scenes from the life of Christ. This priest wanted to explain the Catholic religion through pictures, transforming his church into a living catechism.

Opening period :

Individuals :
April to October : Saturday from 3 pm to 5 pm and on Sundays from 3 pm to 6 pm.
November to March : Key available at the Tavern (nearby restaurant) except on Thursday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.
Price : free, free visit.

Groups :
Guided tours all year (duration of the visit: 1h) only by request (minimum 15 days) to :
+33 (0) 2 33 35 86 46 (Guy Bechet)
Price : 2 € per person.

Information :
  • Parking
  • Accepted forms of payment : bank checks and cash

Le bourg - 61210 MÉNIL-GONDOUIN
Information : Guy BECHET
+33 (0)2 33 35 86 46/+33 (0)6 80 47 04 52
guy.bechet61@orange.fr

GPS : Latitude : 48.75432503409218 - Longitude : -0.2929600171967195


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Disclaimer : this document is based on the information and commitments supplied by the tourism service providers named herein, and is not contractually binding. The editor cannot be responsible for any accidentatl errors or omissions which may have occurred in spite of the care exercised by the Pays de Putanges Tourist Office.


Tourist Office of Putanges - 1 Grande Rue - Putanges-Pont-Ecrépin - 61210 Putanges-Le-Lac
+33 (0)2 33 35 86 57 - ot.putanges@orange.fr

Photo credit : Olivier Caillebotte - archiveuro.com