Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 07/19/2013


Photo taken on August  1, 2012



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Rétaud
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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.

Another capital in the rough, but pretty unique style of Saint-Trojan. The carvings is about the old tale "The girl with the long braids". Most of the tale got lost over the time, but swedish author Astrid Lindgren still knew parts of it, when she wrote "Pippi on Pilgrimage", titled in French "Fifi Pèlerine ".

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