Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 07/18/2013


Photo taken on August  1, 2011



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France
Saintonge
Charente-Maritime
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Poitou-Charentes
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.

Standing in the single nave facing east. The walls are perfectly built from the local sandstone. A faded bluish frieze (coat of arms) runs all around.

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Ann & Dirk
Ann & Dirk
I see we visited more or less the same buildings. Nice capture of the interior.
3 years ago.