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Edifices religieux, églises, cathédrales, etc Edifices religieux, églises, cathédrales, etc


Church Interiors Church Interiors


Eglises de France Eglises de France


Religiöse Bauten - Religious buildings Religiöse Bauten - Religious buildings



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Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre - Saint-Étienne

Neuvy-Saint-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.

Eleven pillars form the rotunda, that has a diameter of 8,30m. The number "11" may stand for the number of apostles after Judas left. The pillars have massive capitals.

Standing in the center of the rotunda - and staring up to the dome.

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Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
a good pov
4 years ago.