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Notre-Dame of Comps Church

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© Notre-Dame of Comps Church - M. Bergougnon / OTC
  • © Notre-Dame of Comps Church - OTC
  • © Notre-Dame of Comps Church - M.Bergougnon / OTC

As a result of an early implantation of Christianity, a parish existed in Comps probably before the 10th century.


It was the original parish: the chief place was transferred to the Ancizes a little more than a century ago (3 March 1885) because of its increased importance, but the communal center is fixed in Comps before the Revolution, around the graceful church dedicated to Notre Dame which has kept Romanesque characters.

Listed as a historical monument in 1961 and restored in recent years.
Above the south portal, the cornice is marked by a series of expressive modillions, usually with human or animal heads (donkey heads for example). The interior of the building is harmonious, with the nave and the left collateral vaulted in broken barrel and the right collateral, vaulted with edges.

The religious furniture is varied and of quality with a remarkable pieta of the classical period (vigorously repainted), a saint Anthony of the 16th century and a Virgin in majesty, classified, probably dating from the early 13th century. It is quite rough, carved wood mounted and painted, and the position of the child (whose head was redone in the 17th century) quite awkward.
This Romanesque church shines in its green setting of the village of Comps.


Free access.

Période d'ouverture

All year round, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.

Langues parlées

  • French



Animaux acceptés : Non

Notre-Dame of Comps Church
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  • 11th C
  • 12th C
Comps 63770 Les Ancizes-Comps