Saint-Sépulcre de Villeneuve is a church in Villeneuve, France. The church is located in the department of Aveyron, Occitania (Massif Central).

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Villeneuve d’Aveyron was founded in 1073. It was the result of a vow made by Odile de Morlhon on her pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1053 with her wife Cécile.

The oldest part of the church dates from the end of the 11th century. It was then used as a priory, taken over in 1070 by the Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Moissac, of which the chapter house remains. The church was in the form of a rotunda, set in a Greek cross, topped by a dome with oculus, and modelled on the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

An octagonal tower stands above the roundabout of the Romanesque part of the church.

It was enlarged in the 14th century, either following the ruin of the choir, or because its dimensions were no longer sufficient. Three chapels were built on each side. As they are not identical, they were probably not built at the same time.

The central bell tower was remodeled and raised in 1882.

The building was listed as a historic monument in 1925.

How to get to?

From Paris: 6 hr 13 min (600 km) via A20

From Toulouse: 1 hr 54 min (137 km) via D926

From Andorra: 4 hr 11 min (317 km) via D926

From Barcelona: 5 hr 49 min (514 km) via A75

From Madrid: 9 hr 31 min (934 km) via A-1 and A64

From Monaco: 6 hr 15 min (567 km) via A8

From Moscow: 34 hr (3,375 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 18 hr 36 min (1,875 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 29 hr (2,824 km) via E70

From Bern: 7 hr 37 min (788 km) via A89

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