Ohis Église Saint-Maurice

What you need to know about this church

Église Saint-Maurice Ohis

Where to find this church

Church Information

Église Saint-Maurice Ohis is located in Ohis, a small village with 279 inhabitants about 6 km west of the town of Hirson in the Département Aisne in the région Hauts-de-France.

A key is available from the mayor (see below)

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Ohis Église Saint-Maurice

Visiting Église Saint-Maurice

The modest Saint-Maurice church in Ohis hardly betrays its fortified character at first through its exterior. It was built – probably in the 14th century – of block stones and has a brick façade. The bell tower is made of wood.

Typical traces of a fortified church can only be found on and in the choir, which is considerably higher than the nave and to whose south side a building with a storey is attached: some embrasures can still be seen on the north wall, and inside there is an escape room on the upper floor.

During the French Revolution, the church also served as a town hall, as did the churches of Gronard, Neuve-Maison and Jeantes.

The church is normally closed, but on our Easter Tour 2024, Mayor Landeriuex kindly opened the church to us so that we could also take photos inside. Many thanks again for this!

Ohis Église Saint-Maurice