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Église Notre-Dame - Genouillé (Vienne), France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 46° 06.426 E 000° 20.233
31T E 294215 N 5109394
Quick Description: [EN] 12th century church decorated with dragons, griffins and lions on porch. [FR] Eglise du XIIe siècle décorée par des dragons, des griffons et lions sur porche.
Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date Posted: 7/19/2018 8:01:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMYRYG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:

According to legend, the church was founded by Charlemagne. Church mentioned for the first time at the end of the 11th century. The cross, the choir and the lower part of the facade go back to the Romanesque period.

Of sober style, typical of the small rural churches of Poitou, the church Notre-Dame was the subject of profound modifications in the 18th and 19th centuries.

In the shape of a Latin cross, it has an octagonal bell tower and Romanesque and Gothic transition vaults. The facade is the only part of the church that has retained its original decor.

The door is remarkable for its intertwining of animals and characters. Virgin and Child, in Painted Wood, Seventeenth.

Sources : The Church

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Selon la légende, l'église aurait été fondée par Charlemagne. Eglise mentionnée pour la première fois à la fin du 11e siècle. La croisée, le choeur et la partie basse de la façade remontent à l'époque romane.

De style sobre, typique des petites églises rurales du Poitou, l'église Notre-Dame a fait l'objet de profondes modifications aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles.

En forme de croix latine, elle possède un clocher octogonal et des voûtes de transition romanes et gothiques. La façade est la seule partie de l'église qui a conservé son décor primitif.

La porte est remarquable par ses entrelacs représentant animaux et personnages. Vierge à l'enfant, en bois peint, du XVIIe.

Sources : L’Eglise

Web site proof of Romanesque features: [Web Link]

Date of origin: 12th century / XIIème siècle

Type of building (structure): Church

Address:
D35 Genouillé, Vienne France 86250


Architect(s) if known: Not listed

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