Rue de l'Eglise
14480 Villiers-le-Sec (Creully-sur-Seulles)
01 November - 30 April
Mon 9.00 - 17.00
Tue 9.00 - 17.00
Wed 9.00 - 17.00
Thu 9.00 - 17.00
Fri 9.00 - 17.00
Sat 9.00 - 17.00
Sun 9.00 - 17.00
01 May - 31 October
Mon 9.00 - 19.00
Tue 9.00 - 19.00
Wed 9.00 - 19.00
Thu 9.00 - 19.00
Fri 9.00 - 19.00
Sat 9.00 - 19.00
Sun 9.00 - 19.00
It is close to the mansion of Bainville-en-Villiers, which opens with a remarkable 17th century porch. Their respective histories are mixed.
Built at the end of the 12th century, the church was first dedicated to St.Laurent, and secondly to St.Georges. These saints are represented on two paintings which were originally part of the retable over the main altar. Replaced since by two statues, they can be seen today in the NW angle of the church nave. The church has a nave and side aisles, rebuilt in the 18th century when the nave fell in. The rebuilding was undertaken at the time due to the help of the local lord.
A remarkable separation between the nave and the Romanesque part of the church exists ; the tower and the sanctuary are classified Historical Monument since 22 October 1913.
The present-day altar is placed under the remarkable lantern-tower, a characteristic and singular element of the sector, having kept its arches in the Romanesque style.
The Romanesque sanctuary has a beautiful collection of 18th century furnishings, a main-altar, a retable and its decor. The retable has a representation of the Agony of Christ in the Garden of Olive trees, by the painter Jacques Noury, dated 1826.
The church of St.Laurent bears traces of the period of the Little Seminary in Villers-le-Sec, with the inscription of the Apostels, and the capitals reduced to make way for a wooden decor.
Peintures à l'huile, fin XVIIIe siècleCes deux tableaux présentent saint Laurent et saint Georges, les deux patrons de l'église de Villiers-le-Sec.
Ils font partie de l'ensemble du maître-autel mais ont étaient replacé par des statues.
Remarquable décor en bas relief composé de symboles christiques et d'ornementation
Il fait partie d'un ensemble complet avec le tabernacle, les deux gradins d'autel et le retable. Auxquels il faut ajouter deux tableaux et les deux peintures à l'huile ovale.
Représente la vision de saint Jean de la Croix.
À remarquer également : peinture à l'huile du XVIIe siècle représentant l'Adoration des Bergers