Temples built before the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes

Most of the temples built during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, before the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685), have almost disappeared. They were quite big, built according to a square or rectangular plan, with little or no interior decoration. Crucifixes and statues could only be found in Lutheran Churches.

Lyons (69), interior of the Paradis temple (1564) © Fonds B.P.U. Genève
The Church of Saint-Martin de Montbéliard © S.H.P.F.
Temple, Charenton (94) © Reymond
Interior of the temple, Collet de Dèze © Reymond
The temple in Mandajors (30) © O. d'Haussonville
Nîmes, Calade gate, only remaining element © O. d'Haussonville

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