Sunday, 10 March 2013

Church on Sunday...Azay-le-Ferron

If you visit the small village of Azay-le-Ferron in will probably be to take a look around the chateau that dominates the village square,rather than the Sainte-Nazaire Church opposite but it is worth taking the time out to have a look.

 The church has been a listed 'Historical Monument' since 1927 but its date of origin is more difficult to find -the nave is said to be from the 13th century but other than that I could find little information.

It has a number of interesting wall paintings...

 ...and ancient statues.

This is Saint Barbara with her tower, who? with what? I hear you ask - its all explained  here.

Don't know who this is!

The capitals in the church are said to be reminiscent of those of the cathedral of Angers.

Where's Joan?

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