Photographer's Note

The former collegiate church of Saint-Pierre in Burlats Tarn, this is the apse, the best preserved part of the building. The central apse only received a mural: it is a series of three pilaster strips, each consisting of three small arcs between the pilasters.

"Abbey Castres had founded a priory Burlats mentioned for the first time in 973 when it receives a legacy Garsinde, Countess of Toulouse and Albi. Then in a bubble of Calixtus II. When Abbey Castres became a cathedral in 1317, the monks are in chapter and ask them secularization. church Saint-Pierre becomes college February 22, 1318. the church was destroyed during the wars of religion. Burlats chapter is authorized by the bishop and the parliament of Toulouse Lautrec to install. was trying to restore a chapel in the church during the reign of Louis XIII in 1613, but it is a new sacked by Protestant troops of the Duke times Rohan in 1622. A fire occurred in 1625. peace returned, the bishop asked to return to their collegiate canons, but they refuse to state of the church. A survey from 1642 confirms the state of ruin of the church. northern collateral is restored. Chapter returns to Burlats in 1656 but obtained from the king the right to re-Lautrec in 1659 where he remained until its dissolution in 1790. The town bought the ruined church in 1835 parts and has a restoration project 1837. church was still in use until 1844. it was classified a historic monument in 1845. the city considered to rebuild the church but funds ran out, it was only consolidated in 1897. "according to Wikipedia

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