Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chauvigny

We proceeded further into Poitou, stopping for the town of Chauvigny. Its principal sights are on its hilltop, some castle ruins and its St. Pierre church.
View of Chauvigny hill, ruins and church














Entrance to ruins; note they are working on
propping up this wall...



















Church tower and more ruins














Still more ruins


















The hill is steeper than it looks


















Exterior view of church and tower














On the inside, Romanesque, painted, barrel vaulting














Except in the two aisles, 4-part Gothic ribs;
nothing particularly exceptional until...

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