In the village of Sourdun, very close to Provins, the Saint-Martin church will seduce you with its imposing architecture and its decorative wall mural, a real treasure of the Middle Ages!
Classified as a Historic Monument since 1971, the Saint-Martin church of Sourdun was built during several periods, as can be seen in the building.
The semi-circular choir, its polygonal chevet and the transept date from the years 1160-1180. The nave with a low side was built in the following century.
In the 16th century, it was modified to allow the addition of a bell tower in its western part.
It is in the nave, partly hidden under the plaster, that you can admire a real treasure dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries!
Indeed, a magnificent and moving fresco decoration represents the different scenes of the Passion of Christ: the crucifixion, the crucifixion, the Calvary, the descent from the cross and the burial.
Also worth seeing is a polychrome stone statue of Saint Barthelemy, patron saint of tanners and butchers and evangeliser, a painting from 1809 dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary and to popular devotion to the Virgin, which is very present in the south of France but rare in Seine-et-Marne, and a limestone and marble epitaph dedicated to the Montbron family, who owned land and a castle located on the periphery of the village, and to their allies.
The castle has now been destroyed, but you can walk past its former location, near the Montbron Farm, on the 21km long, difficult hike “Le chemin des Hussards” (only in French).
To discover the heritage of Sourdun and its surrounding countryside in more detail, we also recommend the hiking “Aux sources de la Vicomté” (only in French) 14km long and of medium difficulty.
Schedules, Welcome conditions & Prices
• Opening by appointment.
For your safety, welcome conditions are specially set up:
• Direction of the visit respecting social distancing.
• Wearing of the mask is obligatory.
• Free entrance.
Rdv Place de l’Eglise, 77171 Sourdun.
Town Hall of Sourdun: 00 33 1 60 58 55 55
Opening of the Town Hall: Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. – from Wednesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.