Hymetériens, hymetériennes, here a study of your church which envoûtée me. To take with the direction first and the old direction, which is “to pass under the vault”…


Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_127_1Jewel of the Romanesque art, the church of Hymetière Saint, close to Arinthod, typical of the 1st Mediterranean Romanesque art, is composed of a porch, three naves, a transept in the medium of which a cupola rises supporting the bell-tower of octagonal form.

Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_164_1The southernmost influence is found in the apse with its typical bands lombardes. Inside, the central nave is flanked sides and limited by round and square pillars, whereas the apse, in bottom of furnace, is closed by five arcades. the bedside is in hemicycle.

Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_169_1Its dimensions 12,80 meters length are in the central nave, of 18,65 meters in the width of the transept, of 15,30 meters in the width of the three naves, and of 9,50 meters in the height of the cupola of the transept.

Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_212_1Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_153_1In the medium of the XI ème century, the Romance church is born, with its nave supported by round pillars. This church quickly knew problems of stability because of its construction on a marly ground. As of the XI ème century, it was necessary to consolidate the triumphal arch and the transept crossing. With the XIII ème and XIV ème centuries, a resumption of the vault and all the northern wall was carried out with buttresses. With the XVII ème century, important work took place: consolidation, removal of the northern apse, addition of the western and southern porches.

Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_177Hymetière saint, or Imeter, monk of Condat (hold, it is a wink with the vault visited previously, Saint Romain…), which lived with the VI ème century, its abbey left to withdraw itself in the valley of Valouse then deserted where it founded a hermitage. It had probablementavec him some companions. Little by little, the dwellings were formed around its cell and gave rise to the village which bears its name.

Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_186_1Saint Hymetière died in his hermitage and its virtues made it honour like a saint. He was buried in a vault which was placed under its invocation. It is possible that the priory was founded of alive sound, or little time after its death. It is made by it to mention for the first time at the IX ème century in a diploma of Charles the Bald person.

Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_121At that time, the monks followed the rule of Saint Augustin. The house prieurale was in the south of the church and was destroyed at the same time as the village which surrounded it by the troops of Louis XI to the XV ème century.

After the opening of its tomb, on October 22, 1653, its relics were posed in a hunting which one finds inside the church today.


Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_132Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_116As regards the energy study of the place, it is enough to look on the porch of entry. It is proposed to us, on each side, a splendid swirl dextrogyre. Not the laevorotatory one, which pourait to indicate that energies are male, i.e. cosmic.


Simandre_St_alban_St_hymetiere_148The 8 is with the honor, since we find it in the shape of the bell-tower, but also in the flower of the keystone, and in the cross posed in the east of the church, in its center. We are not far from the Rosicrucians…

The foot bath at the entry shows well that the monks were the first users of the place. Who says foot bath says water. I think that the Jordan passes just in lower part.


The remainders of Hymetière Saint release a soft energy, very alleviating. The place encourages with the meditation. At the entry, a stone of lowering makes its office, so that we can, after the vacuum, to fill us with this soft energy.


And the stoup located under the porch makes me think of the cut graal. Isn't it?

To finish, I would say that the energy released by the place is resting, spread out, with the image of the surrounding countryside… And a guard is with the top of the entry, inside the church.

A last small thing: it is not for only the bell-tower has an octagonal form. The templiers were present in the area, as implies it the village close to Montagna-le-Templier. A great commandery was to be in Saint Julien.