Monument du Mois – L’église Saint Roch

 

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Last Sunday our local church was the subject of a guided tour as a “Monument du Mois”. In particular it involved a detailed look at the 15th century frescos in the separate chapel. The  12th century church has an interesting history being originally the private church for the adjacent castle.

 

 

 

The church has recently been restored and is now looking in a better state of repair than before.

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The main surviving fresco – in a separate side chapel –  is much damaged. The Virgin Mary shelters, with a huge cloak, clerics on the left and local nobles on the right.

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The exterior is also interesting with parts of the church being fortified.

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The church was part of the castle complex. This was sold off after the revolution, into apartments, farms and barns, as seen below.

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