Collegiale Saint Andre, Grenoble

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The Collegiate Church of Saint-André, Grenoble is a parish church, formerly a collegiate church, dedicated to Saint Andrew, in Grenoble, France.HistoryThe church is located on the Place Saint-André, Grenoble, in front of the former Palace of the Parliament of the Dauphiné. It is the former private chapel of the Dauphins of the Viennois, founded in 1228 to house their tombs. Its construction was paid for by the income of the silver mines of Brandes-en-Oisans near Alpe d'Huez.André Dauphin de Bourgogne (also known as Guigues VI), Count of Albon, Dauphin of the Viennois, had the church built on high ground as a dynastic place of burial after the Flood of Grenoble in 1219. From 1349 on it was a royal chapel of the French kings. On June 20, 1468, King Louis XI gave the canons the right to appoint to all vacant canonries. In 1562 it was largely destroyed by the Protestant troops of the Baron des Adrets during the Reformation. The college was disbanded in 1790, during the French Revolution, and the building became a parish church in 1822.The building has been classified as a monument historique since August 27, 2013. Previously, some parts had been classified individually (steeple in 1908, west gable and tympanum in 1936, western portal in 1956).
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  • Church in the city center that from outside and inside look like any other church, it has nothing that sets her apart from other churches 
    Church in the city center that from outside and inside look like any other church, it has nothing that sets her apart from other churches  more »
  • A very old and beautiful church whose steeple has been a landmark of the historic center of Grenoble since the 14th century. The church appears about that old — not because it is in a state of... 
    A very old and beautiful church whose steeple has been a landmark of the historic center of Grenoble since the 14th century. The church appears about that old — not because it is in a state of...  more »
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  • I didn’t visit inside but it’s a lovely place to visit and around this area too
  • Very cool church in the heart of town. Feels cozy and serene. A must visit if you are in Grenoble.

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