The church of Saint-Etienne of Rupt-sur-Moselle :
The foundation of the Parish of Rupt-sur-Moselle probably dates back to the 7th century after the establishment of a monastery at the top of the Saint Mont. At that time, a chapel was built on the site of the present church, under the name of "Parrochaige de Sainct Estene de Lonchamp"; this religious building, with the walled cemetery, was to serve as a refuge in case of attack, the inhabitants would gather there to take into account seigneurial decisions. However, it was in 1738 that the first church was built in Rupt sur Moselle.
However, in the middle of the last century, it became too small to accommodate the parishioners, so it was decided to enlarge it in 1846 (Rupt-sur-Moselle had 4,390 inhabitants). The old church had 360 m², the one that was built, so the present one, has 927 m². It was decided, at that time, to demolish the choir and the nave dating from the 18th century, but the bell tower and its base will be kept; this part of the building asserts the historical value of the church; a precision which deserves to be noted.
- Conditions of visit (individuals) :
- Tour of exterior only
- Type of amenities :
- Historic monument or place to visit
- Subject of tourist venue - historic building :
- Religious architecture
- Location :
- In the country
- In a Regional Country Park
- Pets welcome :