Sunday, 13 November 2016

Church on Sunday...the church of Saint Martin, Aubigny-sur-Nere

Today we visit the church of Saint Martin in Aubigny-sur-Nere.The town has a very strong Scottish connection and the Stuarts have left their mark on many buildings in the town including its fine church. Today you see a predominately 16th century building in a Gothic style but retaining touches of an earlier Romanesque church. It has survived wars and fires over the years and is testament to the commitment of the local people to maintain their place of worship. 

The church has a glorious nave of cathedral proportions (17m high) which leads you to its fine altarpiece within the apse above which the 16th century stained glass windows depict scenes from the life of St. Martin but also include the shields of Stuarts, lords d'Aubigny.

The impressive vaulted ceiling of the nave lords over one of two organs within the church...

and they are carried on into the sde vaults.

It contains some fine stained glass windows ...

but no evidence of our Joan

The town and its church are worth making a detour to if you are visiting this part of Centre-Val de Loire.

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