Sunday, 9 August 2015

Church on Sunday...Notre Dame, Vierzon

The first stone church on the site of current Notre Dame church in Vierzon (Cher) dates from the 12th century. That was a single nave construction which then had an impressive bell tower added in the 13th century. The spire we see today dates however from the 19th century as the original had been destroyed during the revolution.

It wasn't until the 15th century that the side aisles and chapels were added.

There is a carved 12th century baptismal font in the church.

It has some 15th century examples of stained glass windows.

The ornate ceiling of the one of the side chapels.

!8th century pulpit and organ.

The church's wall of remembrance.

Shrine of St Perpetua the patron saint of Vierzon
By Gaetan Poix (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons 

Where's Joan?...not here in spite of the town being a key strategic position for the rallying of her troops.

The church is located in the medieval part of the town which has had some major restoration work carried out.

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