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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 apse of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption has an enormous richness on Romanesque carvings. Some corbels depict musicians and acrobats. Here is the collegue of the "violinist" (previous upload). He plays the harp or psaltery.

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