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the memory of stones

Humbret, the builder of cathedrals

Maistres Humbret

Master Humbret, was probably the first builder of the collegiate Saint - Martin toward 1235.

Its yard started by the transept where " Maistres Humbret " let his name and his silhouette sculpted (he carries a T-square) in the curve of the portal south named portal " Saint - Nicolas ", floret of this building.

He would seem that master Humbret worked before in the yard of the cathedral of Strasbourg.

Since 1907, the township dedicated a street of the city, behind the station, to this builder.

The church, erected to the site of a previous building, is the most imposing Gothic building of Middle - Alsace.

The clocheton in the shape of Chinese hat that surmounts the tower replaces since 1572 the arrow collapsed following a fire.

collegial Saint-Martin

Seat of a constitutional bishopric of the Haut-Rhin under the French Revolution, the collegiate had rank of cathedral.

Inside, the most interesting stained glass windows are over to the of the Silbermanns organs constructed toward 1770.

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