Church of Saint-Martin (Eglise Saint-Martin)

Art and Gothic Design

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This lovely Gothic church is worthy of a visit simply for its architecture and stained-glass windows, but the masterpiece inside is the real draw.

German artist Martin Schongauer’s La Vierge au Buisson de Roses (Virgin in the Rose Bush) was painted in 1473 and shows the Madonna, wearing a red robe, holding her infant son in a cluster of colorful vines, flowers, and angels.

The church is more than a century older than the prized painting. It was built by the Dominican order of priests and completed in 1346. Take note of the austere nave, 14th-century stained glass windows, and thin pillars, which combine to create a simple charm.

At A Glance

Place de la Cathedrale
Colmar Alsace 6800
03 89 41 27 20
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