Sassis village - Great-Pyrénées:
Townhall phone :0033.(0)5 62 92 98 30
Altitude : 680 m.
Surface : 53 ha.
15 km S.E. Argelès-Gazost.
Canton : Luz-Saint-Sauveur.
District : Argelès-Gazost.
Unhabitants number : 60 (1999).
Unhabitants name: Sassisiens.
Located near to Luz Saint Sauveur, on left side of the gave of Pau,
this small village, is to be visited to discover there
its Romane church and its fountain.
The principal street of Sassis
Some houses ohf the Sassis village
The principal street
The Sassis village church:
This is a Roman church, with a very simple ground plan (there is no chapel).
It has a pretty semi-circular chevet made of drith boulders, decorated with pillars and a cornice with simple, elegant sculpted modillions (heads, geometrics shapes).
The apse seems to have two flats buttresses that reach the chevet cornice.
The portal has a tympanum with chrism, the bell gable, two semi-circular bays.
among the beautiful objects preserved in this church and recorded in the inventory of the Historical Monuments, are:
. a 13th century cast-iron clock;
. a 13th century stone basin ( or Baptism font);
. near the portal, a Latin inscription from 1294 and an engraved portal related to an archpriest of Barèges buried in Sassis with members of his family:
. a statue of the virgin with child standing in painted wood, dating from the 14th century;
. the 18th century Baroque painted wood high altarpiece.
Some details of the church door
Sassis, a sympathic little village nerve but also a place for your holidays located at 3 minutes of the center of Luz Saint Sauveur.
Its on the road of the ski resort of Luz Ardiden as well as hamlet of Saint-Sauveur,
for your cures at a watering-place.
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Contact et informations:
Townhall phone. 0033.(0)5 62 92 98 30