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Church of Sainte-Marie

Church of Sainte-Marie

Avrainville, FR

Once a proud Romanesque church, the various horrors of the Hundred Years War reduced the building to ruins, apart from the entrance gate and bell tower.

Church of Saint-Martin

Church of Saint-Martin

Heilles, FR

The Saint-Martin church was built in the 12th century in Heilles and is surrounded by the old parish cemetery. The church, which is dedicated to St. Martin of Tours follows a cruciform plan. It consists of a Gothic porch opening to the west entrance, a single Romanesque nave (12th century), an overflowing transept whose cross serves as a base for the bell tower and a choir (13th century) composed of a very short span and a seven-sided apse.

Chapel Saint-Jacques-et-Saint-Christophe d'Auvillers

Chapel Saint-Jacques-et-Saint-Christophe d'Auvillers

Neuilly-sous-Clermont, FR

The Chapel of Saint-Jacques and Saint-Christophe d'Auvillers is located in Neuilly-sous-Clermont. The chapel, has pre-Romanesque features, such as a single nave opening onto a flat chevet choir, that was later rebuilt in a primitive Gothic style. It is surmounted by a stone belfry with an octagonal slate spire. The chapel housed a white Carrara marble bas-relief: "The Madonna of Auvillers" by Augustine said Duccio (fifteenth century), that has now been replaced by a copy after the original was moved to the Louvre.

Church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Michel

Church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Michel

Séry-Magneval, FR

The Church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Michel of Séry-Magneval, in the Hauts-de-France region was built around 1200. The church is surprising because of its slender character, a characteristic that is rare for a church of such limited dimensions. It consists of a Romanesque nave that was exalted at the end of the sixteenth century, a transept and a choir that was built at the beginning of the thirteenth century in the Gothic style. The church retains traces of painted decorations of the twelfth, thirteenth, sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.

Church of Saint-Christophe

Church of Saint-Christophe

Mondreville, FR

The Church of Saint-Christophe is located in Mondreville, in Île-de-France. It displays the harmonious coexistence of Romanesque elements in the nave and the Gothic style in the choir and carved 16th century decorations on the nave frame. The building, topped with a small bell tower with an octagonal spire, is endowed with a rich movable heritage such as a statue of the Virgin and Child, from the 15th century.

Church of Saint-Martin

Church of Saint-Martin

Laversines, FR

The Saint-Martin church is located in Laversines, in the Oise. The building, dedicated to Saint Martin, consists of a single nave, a choir from the twelfth-thirteenth century and a bell tower of the eleventh century, rebuilt in the seventeenth century that was struck by lightning in 1805. The chapel, dedicated to Saint Fiacre, was the place of pilgrimage of the neighboring parishes. The church has a remarkable Way of the Cross and stained glass windows depicting Saint Anthony, Saint Germain and a Sacred Heart of Jesus

Church of Saint-Blaise

Church of Saint-Blaise

Dimancheville, FR

Located in Dimancheville in the Loiret, the Saint Blaise church dates from the 12th century; traces of this distant past are still observable today. The building consists of two contrasting section: the choir, from the beginning of the 13th century, is preceded by a nave that was rebuilt at the end of the 15th century. Since 2005, the church has been classified as a Historic Monument. It also has unique decor and furniture, such as a polychrome wooden altarpiece and murals.

Church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul

Church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul

Mainneville, FR

The Church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul is located in Mainneville, Normandy, in the department of Eure. The church, built according to a Latin cross plan, has a Romanesque nave dating from the 12th century. The transept and the choir were rebuilt in the 16th century. You can see two statues from the 14th century, the funerary slab of Guillelmi (14th century) and a wooden statue of Saint Nicolas (17th century).

Church of Saint-Léonard

Church of Saint-Léonard

Ménévillers, FR

The Saint-Leonard church is located in Ménévillers, in Picardy. This Romanesque building was redesigned in the seventeenth century, including the addition of a curved entrance, decorated with a brace and topped with an oculus. The choir of the church is attached on one side to the presbytery and on the other to an old farm of the abbey. It has a baptismal font from the 11th century.

Church of Saint-Claude

Church of Saint-Claude

Lhéraule, FR

The Church of Saint-Claude is located in Lherula, in the Hauts-de-France region. It was built in sandstone in the 17th century. Probably originally built in the Romanesque style, it was heavily refurbished during the first half of the nineteenth century. The building houses statues and painting, as well as elements in glazed terracotta and earth, probably made by potters from the village. There is also the Baroque altarpiece that occupies the entire space of the apse.

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