The architecture of Saint-Géry church is a synthesis of Dutch Baroque and French Classical art.
Founded in the 6th century, it is the town's oldest church. It became the abbey church of Saint-Aubert in the 11th century. Rebuilt between 1697 and 1745, it illustrates two architectural traditions: Dutch Baroque and French Classicism. A unique bluestone baldachin stands at the transept crossing. It was saved from destruction by being used as a warehouse for goods confiscated from the clergy during the French Revolution. The church is home to numerous works of art, including Rubens? Entombment (1616) and Jaspard Marsy?s rood screen (1635), now transformed into an organ loft.
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