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Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul
Villers-Saint-Paul


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Villers-Saint-Paul - Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul

Villers-Saint-Paul - Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul
"Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul" is not mentioned in any written document before the 13th century. Most historians agree, that the church was built not earlier than in the first half of the 12th century. About a century later, the Romanesque transept and choir got demolished - and replaced by the large Gothic structure, seen here. The tower was erected within the 13th century.

The church was added to the list of "monuments historique" already in 1862, but the restoration process started end of the 19th century.

The church was added to the list of "monuments historique" already in 1862, but the restoration process started end of the 19th century. Of course a church like this needs perpetual care.

The walls of the nave are well conserved. They are decorated between the corbels with very unusual reliefs. These carvings were well protected under the roof and are not weathered. Some of them are fantastic and very mysterious.

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 Sonja
Sonja
Nice indeed. Is that Flipper castrating some frog while a Wild Man and an Alien look demonstratively away? And human, totally unnoticed meanwhile invented the spear....
6 years ago.
 Martin M. Miles - on the road again.
Martin M. Miles - on… club
Ha!
I had a similar idea, But why??!!
Flipper was such a nice and friendly dolphin..
6 years ago. Edited 6 years ago.

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