Sunday, 11 September 2016

Church on Sunday...the church of Saint-Quentin-des Pres, in La Croix-en-Touraine

The Romanesque church of Saint-Quentin-des Pres, in La Croix-en-Touraine,dates from the 12th century.The small village where it sits is only 7km west of Chateau de Chenonceau.

It is composed of a single nave and a choir flanked by two side chapels,one of which is a 15th century addition, with apses and with a semi-circular central apse.

One of the side chapels is dedicated to the Virgin Mary...

and the other to a more modern incarnation!

The simple central nave has a wooden-clad barrel ceiling.

The church has a 'Pietà' a statue depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus which dates from the 15th century.

Where's Joan?...not here.

The entrance to this simple yet charming little church is protected by a wooden framed porch.

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