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style saintongeais
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Rioux - Notre-Dame de l’Assomption

Rioux - Notre-Dame de l’Assomption
Not much is known about the history of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, an outstanding example of the specific "style saintongeais".

As the structure is so masterly built and has such sophisticated carvings, it is believed, that this was a priory church, when it was built mid of the 12th century.

The sculpture of "Virgin and Child" in an oval mandorla towers over
the entrance and so is the center of the facade. The carvings of the pillars and the capitals are very intricate.

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