ARCHITECT, French
(active 11th century in Provence)

Exterior view

11th century
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Baptistery, Venasque (Vaucluse)

There are centrally planned buildings from the fifth and sixth centuries in the south of France. The centrally planned building was rediscovered in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, along with a renewed appreciation of the beauty of classical Roman form. Thus the baptistery chapels built in Venasque, Rieux-Minervois, and Monmajour are centrally planned.

The Baptistery was once connected to the cathedral church via a corridor with a round vaulted ceiling. It cannot be seen from the outside, for it has been encased in constructions from the 18th century.

View the ground plan of the Baptistery, Venasque.




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