You are in front of the beautiful church of Piopolis. Even today, it is an important and lively place in the heart of the village. It reminds us of its presence throughout the day, as the bells ring every hour in the village.
In addition to the religious celebrations every two weeks, the church is best known for the shows that are held there. Indeed, the church has an incredible sound and it is equipped with a high-quality sound system. Every year, it hosts the St Zénon de Piopolis festival, which offers a variety of concerts in its warm setting, throughout the year. Internationally renowned artists as well as talents to be discovered come to warm the hearts of the spectators. This festival attracts people from all over the region and it greatly contributes to the viability of the building. It is often sold out and music lovers take the opportunity to spend a few hours in the village, for a complete enriching experience.
In summer, the church is open to visitors. Inside is a permanent exhibition on the history of the church and the region. It can count on a large number of committed parishioners who aim to keep it alive by various means. Think of its bazaar, in the basement, where are sold items of all kinds: clothes, plants, hand-knitted slippers and an infinite variety of small items. It is open on summer weekends.
In winter, the young and old of the village meet behind the church to enjoy the village ice rink, which is hidden there, and the little ones gather there to slide.
Even if the church seems to have always been in the center of the village, it has not always been there. Discover its particular history in the files that follow.