Sunday, 28 August 2016

Church on Sunday...Église Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais d'Onzain

The church of Saint-Gervais-&-Saint-Protais in the town of Onzain in Loir-et-Cher has origins dating back to the 11th century although the existing church dates from the end of the 15th century and into the 16th

The first parts to be completed,in a Gothic style were the choir,the apsee and the side chapels.

These were followed by the nave aisles and bell tower,although this would be rebuilt for some reason in the 17th century,

Due to a lack of on-going maintenance,like many churches, it needed a major refit during the 19th century.

Where's Joan?...sadly not here.

The rebuilt bell tower is of a fairly unique design!

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