Monday, 13 June 2011

The church of St Pierre, Chauvigny

The collegiate church of St Pierre de Chauvigny is located in the Medieval city overlooking the river Vienne. It's Romanesque sculptures and unusual location make it a fascinating place to visit.

We hope the photos we took yesterday will give a hint of the treasures the church holds. For a more detailed description and history, please click here .

When approaching from the square above quite steep stone steps are involved.


Inside the church is filled with light and colour enhanced by the unusual red-and-white paint job from 1856 which has been recently restored.

The view on entering the church
The altar






The church interior was one of the most fascinating we have ever seen. It is well worth taking the time to pay it a visit.

2 comments:

GaynorB said...

Colin and Elizabeth,

The interior is fantastic, and comes as a surprise especially when compared with the outside.

We will make the time to visit. We have been promising ourselves a trip to Chauvigny for some time...... hopefully when we are in LeP-P in the summer.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That church is fantastic. There are so many beautiful places to see in France so I am glad I have found you. It is good to tour through other peoples eyes especially of places I may not get to see myself. Diane