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Saint-Eutrope
Saint Eutropius of Saintes
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Biron - Saint-Eutrope / Notre-Dame

Biron - Saint-Eutrope / Notre-Dame
Notre-Dame is the parish church of Biron, a village 6kms east of Pons.
Once the church was dedicated to Saint-Eutrope as a relic of "Saint Eutropius of Saintes", who came to the region to evangelize the Gauls in the 3rd century, was kept here.
Erected within the 12th century the church got fortified soon after. During the 15th/16th century it got enlarged, the apse got vaulted and a chapel was added.

The well balanced western facade of Notre-Dame. Three arches and above eleven blind arcades. Carved friezes run along the wall.

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