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L'église Saint-Trojan à Rétaud

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Hidden : 06/06/2015
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Une série de caches pour découvrir l'architecture religieuse saintongeaise en visitant les églises romanes au sud-ouest de Saintes.


Saintonge is famous for its Romanesque churches. The villages of Rioux, Thaims, and Rétaud offer visitors fine examples of this wonderful heritage.


Cette massive église du XIIe siècle, composée d'une nef unique et d'un profond choeur largement éclairé par 5 fenêtres, demeure l'un des plus remarquables héritages de l'art roman en Saintonge. Bien que les sculptures de la facade occidentale aient été pour la plupart mutilées, l'édifice a en revanche conservé de beaux modillons sur la corniche où sont représentés des animaux, des masques humains, des acrobates, des monstres avalant des hommes - le tout offrant des similitudes avec le chevet de l'église de Rioux.



This massive twelfth-century church, composed of a single nave and a deep choir largely lit by five windows, remains one of the most outstanding legacies of the Romanesque Saintonge. Although the sculptures of the western façade were mostly mutilated, the building has instead preserved beautiful corbels on the ledge with representation of animals, human masks, acrobats, monsters swallowing men - all offering similarities with the apse of the church of Rioux.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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