Servion Église Saint-Étienne

What you need to know about this church

Église Saint-Étienne Servion

Where to find this church

Church Information

Église Saint-Étienne is located in Servion, a small village which is part of the commune Rouvroy-sur-Audry in the Département Ardennes in the region Grand Est.

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This church was listed as a historical monument in 1981

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Way to the church from the road

Visiting Église Saint-Étienne

The church of Saint-Étienne in Servion (merged with the parish of Rouvroy-sur-Audry in 1967) is no longer used as a place of worship. But it is in good hands, because the association “Compagnons de Saint-Étienne” has taken care of it and organises exhibitions and lectures in it.

On the page of the Compagnons (see link above) you can also find the opening hours on some Sundays in the summer months, because normally it is closed.

The location of the church is unusual, because the access leads along a narrow path between two houses. And right next to it is a small vineyard run by a local cooperative.

It is a very beautiful building, built of yellow stone from the quarries of Dom-de-Mesnil. The nave and part of the choir could date from the early Gothic period, judging by the sealed openings still visible inside the church.

The church was rebuilt several times, especially during the fortification in the 16th century: numerous embrasures were drilled, a fortified bay was built to protect the entrance, a porch tower with vaults, a spiral staircase and casemates were built in the two towers, which were also equipped with defences. The attic was converted into an escape room; old latrines and a fireplace can still be seen here.

The nave and part of the choir could date from the early Gothic period, judging by the sealed openings still visible inside the church.

Fortified tower