Florennes Abbey interior, Florennes, Belgium



Interior view of the church belonging to the Abbey of Saint-Jean at Florennes, founded by Gerard of Florennes (ca. 975, bishop 1012-1051), bishop of Cambrai as Gerard I, with the monastic reformer Richard of Verdun in 1015. Gerard transferred the abbey to the church of Li├Ęge, so that it served the diocese of Liege and Namur, also drawing together a community of monks from Verdun. On the site, only the former abbey farm remains, on the outskirts of Florennes. The former abbey church also housed three bas-reliefs dating from 1200-1210. A triptych and the Reliquary of St. Maurus from the 13th century were saved when the abbey was destroyed in the French Revolution.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste et Saint-Maur de Florennes

  • Abbaye de Florennes

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Abbeys

  • Architecture

  • Benedictines

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Medieval

  • 11th century

Place of Creation
  • Florennes, Namur, Wallonia, Belgium

  • +50.25127+4.60636

  • Florennes

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
Content License
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Architectural Lantern Slides of Belgium


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