Eglise de Sainte-Engrâce

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    • The village of Sainte-Engrâce surrounded by forests, mossy knolls and meadows that lend themselves to pasturing, is renowned for the Kakuetta grottos and also for its 11th-century Romanesque church, Santa Grazi.

      The Navarre Abbey of Leyre founded the Romanesque church of Santa Grazi in (1085), and named it after a young Portuguese nobleman who took refuge here from persecution. The Abbey became a major stopping point on the Saint Jacques Way because of its pilgrims' hospital. The listed 11th-century church, the only survivor of its prosperous era, displays a wealth of rare architecture, and is a pure exponent of Romanesque art. Beside it lies the cemetery studded with discoid steles that testify to the mysterious past.

      A splendid amphitheatre is formed by nature and the mountains as far as the eye can see, where the 210 inhabitants of Sainte-Engrâce perpetuate their peaceful lifestyle, geared to farming (sheep, cattle and horses), producing local gourmet products (traditional local cheeses) and tourism.

      Discover La Grotte de La Verna here !

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Traveller Reviews

4.3 sur 5 31 reviews

  • Turista Pajarero

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Turista Pajarero on 06/08/2020

    Typical local church, small and narrow car park. The view from afar is more beautiful.

  • Eric Boisnaud

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Eric Boisnaud on 17/08/2020

    Remarkable 11th century abbey church not to be missed if you are passing through Sainte Engrace. Take the time to discover everything inside. Going back to the left, a switch lights up the altars. As you exit left, part of the cemetery with very old Basque stelae.

  • Vincent F.

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Vincent F. on 08/08/2020

    Beautiful well preserved church

Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 78 reviews

  • "Beautiful tiny church in the foggy village at the foot of the Pyrenees."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by tintagomba (Eschborn, Germany) on 12/09/2017

    Beautiful tiny church in the foggy village at the foot of the Pyrenees. We drove through when crossing the mountains - and it did worth to pull over.

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  • "Fascinating Basque church; cute village"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Susan S (Boulder, Colorado) on 04/02/2016

    If you're going to visit le grotte de La Verna (a huge - nay, immense cave), this village is a good base. But the church - it's a little masterpiece. Yes, it's been restored, but gracefully and...

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  • "good provincial take on Romanesque style"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by John U (Saint Louis, Missouri) on 20/09/2015

    This church has a very picturesque location, and is typical of the Basque Romanesque style. The church is rightly known for its carved capitals and Basque disc grave markers, some of great antiquity.

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L'église
64560 Sainte-Engrâce

GPS coordinates

42° 59'43.87"N, 0° 48'35.4"W

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