Sunday, 9 September 2012

Church on Sunday -Veigné

The Church of St. Maixent in Veigné is an odd looking building from the outside as its 12 century square tower (the oldest building in the town) looks out of place against the more recent 19th century neo-Romanesque styled addition.

Inside the church is very similar to others in Indre et Loire with its vaulted sanctuary and side chapels.

The words 'autel privilegie' adorn the arch over the alter which I think indicates that this is the alter that must be used when mass is being said for the deceased.

The ten stained glass windows are from the Lobin workshops in Tours.

Where's Joan? - she is given pride of place here.

The exterior of the church is rather stark with the old tower probably its only redeeming feature.


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