|Saint-Volusien abbatial church|
French: Abbatiale Saint-Volusien
The abbatial church seen from the castle.
|Type||Roman Catholic abbatial church|
|Official name||Église Saint-Volusien|
|Designated||July 30, 1964|
|Official name||Orgue de tribune : buffet d'orgue|
|Designated||November 17, 1997|
In 1104, the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine (Augustinians) took possession of the abbey that housed the relics of saint Volusianus of Tours. They decided to build a three-nave church with a transept. In the 14th century, the Romanesque apse was replaced with a polygonal choir.
During the French Wars of Religion, the abbey was destroyed and the relics were burnt. The reconstruction works started in 1609 and probably ended around 1670 when the new vault was installed. The Medieval church still has remnants of the portal and the base of the nave's walls.
The church already had an organ in 1502, but little is known about it.
The churrent 40-stops romantic organ was installed by Leroy-Legendre & Fermis père & fils in 1869 and restored by Lucien Simon and Jean-Pascal Villard in 2004. It was classified as a Historic Monument object on November 17, 1997.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Abbatiale Saint-Volusien de Foix.|
- Dubourg, Jacques (2009). Les abbayes de Midi-Pyrénées (in French). Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire: Éditions Alan Sutton. pp. 27–32. ISBN 978-2-8138-0020-6.
- Durliat, Marcel; Allègre, Victor (1978). Pyrénées romanes. la nuit des temps No. 30 La Pierre-qui-Vire (in French). Éditions Zodiaque. pp. 44–56. ISBN 978-2-7369-0142-4.
- Base Mérimée: Eglise Saint-Volusien, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
- "Grand Orgue de l'abbatiale Saint-Volusien (Foix)". toulouse-les-orgues.org (in French).
- "Orgue de tribune : buffet d'orgue (PM09000984)". pop.culture.gouv.fr (in French). after base Palissy. French Ministry of Culture. Retrieved October 18, 2019.