Collegiate Church Saint-Thiébaut, ThannCollegiate Church Saint-Thiébaut, Thann

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In the Southern part of the Alsatian Vosges mountains, Thann is the starting point of 2 tourist itineraries: La route des Crêtes (the ridge road) that iterates through the Vosges summits and the route des vins (the road of wine), which zigzags at the base of wine-growing hillsides and go through the most beautiful villages of Alsace.

Collegiate Church Saint-Thiébaut is the Gothic jewel of this small town.

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Built between 1380 and 1516, the collegiate church is flamboyant Gothic style.

It is surmounted by a 78m high lace stone arrow bell tower. The roof, made of varnished polychrome tiles, is remarkable. The best point to admire it is from the city hall.

The West portal (1420) is one of the most important medieval carved work in Alsace. The large tympanum is covered by numerous characters, with a naïve and picturesque bonhomie. 150 scenes with 500 characters describe the life of the Virgin, the Nativity and the crucifixion.

The north portal is a realization of the middle of the 15th century, with a flamboyant style.

In the choir, the 51 oak stalls (end of the 14th century) a really remarkable by the wealth of their decoration : leafs, grotesque characters, gnomes, all realized with a great finesse. Don’t miss it !

It is not unfortunately always possible to enter in the choir to see these sculptures in detail and it is very regrettable. The small hunchback with glasses character, located on the first rank on the right, is enough to give an idea of the rest of the production.

The choir is enlighten by 8 beautiful glass.

It is decorated with the polychrome statues of the twelve apostles.

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Visit duration: 

2 hours

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Free