Among the best attractions that a city or town can offer its visitors are its churches. This is especially true for those people who are very much interested to know of the religious background of a place. One of these churches is the Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte which is known as among the attractions in Aix-en-Provence.
It was the military order of the Hospitaliers de St-Jean-de-Jerusalem which later on became de-Malte that founded the former command centre in 1180. It was after the alterations done in 1272 and 1646 that the centre was converted into a church. The only openings that can be seen in the stark facade are its two rose windows. Many has found the arrow shape of the bell-tower as in keeping with the architectural style observed by the Popes of Avignon. The interiors of this central Gothic nave is the home of the tomb of the Provencal counts. This magnificent monument of a church, which is among the attractions in Aix-en-Provence that you should not miss, can be found on the northern edge of the town.
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