Notre-Dame de Mouzon Abbey is the former church of the abbey of Mouzon, in the Ardennes in France. The evolution of this abbey in the Middle Ages is linked to the relics sheltered in this place, in particular those of Saint Victor and Saint Arnoul. Object of an ostentatious cult, these relics became sources of material income. The influx of pilgrims imposed the construction of this building, in the 12th and 13th centuries, which was inspired by the first Gothic-style buildings, but already heralded, by certain technical choices, a second generation. The dimensions are relatively small.
Romanesque church of the 13th century. The square tower that rises above the old transept, now deprived of its side aisles, dates from the Romanesque period, as do the flat chevet and the large arcades. The rough-styled portal, with an irregular tonic hanger engraved with leaves, is undoubtedly posterior to the whole.
It's a fortified church. Built between 1615 and 1624, Saint-Juvin is a real little fortress: high and thick walls, narrow windows, corner towers... Claude de Joyeuse (Count of Grandpré), the parish priest Didier Mauclerc and the inhabitants of Saint-Juvin took part in its construction.