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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 apse seen from the east looks pretty much like the apse in Rioux, only that here is a crossing tower, that was added in the 15th century. Even the dimensions are about the same.

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Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Excellent picture !!
5 years ago.
Martin M. Miles (on… has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thanks, Jaap!
5 years ago.