Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 05/19/2014


Photo taken on August  1, 2013



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Eglises de France Eglises de France



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France
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Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre
Indre
Holy Sepulchre
Eudes of Deols
Lemovicensis


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Neuvy-Sainp-Sépulchre - Saint-Étienne

Neuvy-Sainp-Sépulchre - Saint-Étienne
This unique church complex, once part of a collegiate and dedicated to Saint-Jaques, combines a round church and attached to this a rectangular basilica.

A local noble named Eudes of Deols, who had traveled to the Holy Land in 1027, founded this church around 1040, a replica of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem. Over centuries this was a major stop-over for pilgrims following the Via Lemovicensis.

The roof of the rotunda seen here is newer. Still in the 1920s there was a small cupola.

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