Église Saint-Martin

What you need to know about this church

Église Saint-Martin

Where to find this church

Church Information

Église Saint-Martin is located in Bossus-lès-Rumigny, a small village with 93 inhabitants in the Département Ardennes in the region Grand Est.

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Tower from the west

Visiting Église Saint-Martin

Saint-Martin in Bossus-les-Rumigny is a small church, but it looks very elegant and is one of my favourites among the fortified churches of the Thiérache.

A first church was built here as early as the 12th century, but all that remains of it is the small opening on the north wall of the nave. The choir dates from the 16th century, as evidenced by the date 1575 on the keystone of the vault.

Its head end is protected by two turrets. The massive, square and low gate tower completes the fortification. Embrasures provide for the defence of the complex. The nave is narrow and has no aisles.

In the church there is a statue depicting St. Martin as a bishop, bearded without a moustache, wearing a mitre and a golden cloak. The crosier is in the right hand, while the left hand is broken off.

Unfortunately, the church is locked, so we could not see the interior during our visit.

South-east round tower