The church of the largest parish in Senlis until the Revolution, this pre-Romanesque building has undergone numerous architectural changes. The massive square tower, 47m high and topped by a Renaissance-style dome, dates from the late 16th century. The façade of St Peter's, dated 1516 in a cartouche to the left of the central portal, is a work of the highest quality and can reasonably be attributed to Martin Chambiges. St Pierre's church has had quite an eventful history since it was disused in 1791: it was used as a fodder shop, a chicory factory, a cavalry quarter from 1841, a covered market, and then a chapel for the victims of the Turkish Airline DC 10 tragedy in 1974. The town then decided to use the church as a cultural centre, where associations organise annual fairs, exhibitions and concerts. Did you know? Martin Chambiges has contributed to a number of major architectural projects: Saint-Etienne's Cathedral in Sens, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Senlis, Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Cathedral in Troyes, Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Beauvais, Notre Dame Bridge in Paris, to name but a few!

The former church of St Pierre is open for events and the European Heritage Days.


  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Specific thematic animation
  • Conferences


  • Guided tour: no
  • Free visit: no



  • Free parking


From 01 January to 31 December
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thusday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed