An oratory created during the 6th century was at the origin of a monastery here which received the relics of Saint Nabor from Saint Chrodegang, bishop of Metz in the year 765.
The onion-shaped domes, covered with slate, give the church a baroque look. But, as you approach it, you discover the classic which shows in its fullness as you walk into the high nave flooded with light. The basilica layout consists of three equally high naves and big columns topped by gilded Corinthian capitals.
THE ORGAN CASE
In the 18th century, Jacques Gounin sculptured the beautiful organ case which is situated in the back of the church. It was heavily damaged by the bombardments during World War II. The instrument was restored in 1987.
THE ENTOMBMENT AND THE RETABLE OF THE VIRGIN
THE STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS MADE BY ARTHUR SCHOULER
As in the beginning, according to the custom of the 18th century, lots of light penetrates into the edifice. The stained-glass of the windows was made during 1969 and 1970 by Arthur Schouler, a local citizen, to replace those damaged by bombs in 1944.
More information about these windows HERE.
Crédit photos : AMSA, Jean STOCKER, Ville de Saint-Avold.