Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 07/19/2013


Photo taken on August  1, 2012



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Rétaud
Poitou-Charentes
Charente-Maritime
Saintonge
France
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Saint-Trojan


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Rétaud - Saint-Trojan

Rétaud - Saint-Trojan
Only about 6kms north of the wonderful Romanesque church in Rioux (see previuos uploads) is Saint-Trojan in the center of Rétaud. Both churches seem to be closely related in many ways. They shared a very similar floorplan, when they were erected end of the 12th century. It looks like only one workshop worked in both villages.

Just like in Rioux there is not much known, about the history of the building, that as well may have served as a priory church.

The facades differ clearly. Saint-Trojan has a less intricate portal with two blind arches, an architectonial design typical for the "style saintongeais". Carved capitals top the pillars ending in a long row of sculpted corbels.

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