Sunday, 30 August 2015

Church on sunday...Saint-Benoît-du-Sault

The Benedictine priory church at Saint-Benoit-du-Sault dates from the 11th century…will at least some of it.

The Gothic bell tower was added to the nave at the same time as two side chapels were removed.

As an abbey church it is not ornately 'dressed'...

but the soft light from its stained glass windows helps bring in some colour.

It still has its romanesque arched wood panelled ceiling.

 A rare piece of adornment in the form of a dedication to the Virgin Joan in this neck of the woods!

A view of the Romanesque asp from 'Le Chemin de Ronde' the walkway around the walls of the village.

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