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Église Saint-Girons

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L'Église Saint-Girons is a Roman Catholic church located in the commune of Monein in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine. The edifice is in the Gothic architectural style. It was classified as a monument historique of France on 7 August 1913. Its grand size made it the largest Gothic church in Béarn in the 15th century. It is most famous for its heart of oak frame which represents the Medieval architecture style.
In the 16th century, Monein was a growing village with over 5,000 residents, or 850 fires; , whereas in Pau there were only about 700 residents, as shown by the dénombrements in Béarn. The old Romanesque church Sant-Pée became too small for the residents, so it was decided to build a larger church next to the Lay Abbey .


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