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Church of Saint Honoratus: Avenue of Les Alyscamps leading to the chapel ruins
Architecture Library, Hesburgh Libraries
Saint Honoratus (French: Saint Honorat or Saint Honoré; ca. 350 -January 6, 429) was Archbishop of Arles. In the Middle Ages, Honaratus was the object of a pilgrimage in the Arles region. A set of 9th-10th-century sarcophagi in Les Alyscamps attests to the continued veneration of the site. In the mid-11th century the monks of St Victor of Marseille founded the priory of St Honorat in Les Alyscamps and built a Romanesque church. The east and west ends survive, as does the transept covered by a semi-dome and decorated with arcading. A massive lantern-tower, with two stages pierced by large arcades, dominates the exterior.