The first thing that strikes you as you enter the
in Lémeré is how bright it
is, with the light being reflected of its tuffeau stone walls. It has an
impressive nave flanked by two side vaults and a choir you are drawn into via two arches spanning
overhead church of Saint Hilaire
The earliest parts of the church apparently date from the 12th century but they are not much in evidence. It has been heavily restored over the centuries with much of the funding being credited to the owners of the nearby Chateau du Rivau
It has the now very familiar pulpit and confessional...
plus some personal pews that had me wondering as to how many of their owners were still around to take advantage of them.
There are also some fine examples within the choir reserved for I assume the altar boys,if they have any.
Like many very small villages of France they seem to have lost a disproportionate number of men in WW1.
There is a rather ornate baptismal font.
All the windows of the church are from the 'Lobin' factory in Tours.
Being so near to Chinon she was always going to have pride of place here.
Love these windows.
Don't know how old this graffiti is but it bears a striking(?) resemblance to 'Batman'