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France
Basse-Normandie
Manche
Cotentin
Barneville-Carteret
Barneville-sur-Mer


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Barneville-Carteret - Saint-Germain

Barneville-Carteret -  Saint-Germain
"Saint-Germain" once belonged to the Grestain Abbey ("Abbaye de Grestain"). It was built in the mid-twelfth century in the center of Barneville-sur-Mer, now part of Barneville-Carteret. During the Hundred Years' War it got fortified, what did not avoid damage.

The nave, with its arches and many carvings, is still Romanesque. A lot of aggressive beasts can be seen up on the capitals. Here a mother tries to protect her child (??), but the huge snake is just biting into her elbow.

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