Photographer's Note

July 19th, 2010
Saint-Germain 860223 86310
Vienne Poitou-Charentes
46.563 0.872 82 m

Saint-Germain of Auxerre church, Saint-Germain

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The parish church of the 11th 12th centuries on right Bank of the GARTEMPE, is dedicated to SAINT-GERMAIN, Saint-Germain d'Auxerre, 378-448. The church restored in second half of the 19th century and in 2006, has its frontage classified since 1927.

The church listed in 1184, depended on the abbaye of saint-Savin, and became parochial at the end of the 13th century.

The single nave is framed, its apse in bottom of furnace is includes in a flat bedside.
Paintings decorate the nave. The apse is decorated with paintings allotted to Octave Pichault of Martinire, 1827-1907, painter originating in Poitou.

The GARTEMPE river valley concentrates from Montmorillon to Saint-Savin, in Vienne district, several romanesque churches decorated with frescos of the 14th century, and is called for that, the Valle des Fresques, the frescos valley.

_ The GARTEMPE is a river of Poitou and of the Limousin, which takes its source close to the village of Ptillat, the commune of Peyrabout in the department of Creuse, and is thrown in the Creuse river close of "la Roche-Posay" in the department of Vienne, after a way of almost 200 kilometers. It crosses remarkable canyons in granitic landscapes, downstream from "Les Portes de l'Enfer", "The Doors of the Hell to Lathus in Vienne.

SAINT-GERMAIN is a french commune, located in the department of Vienne of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 1026 inhabitants in 1999, divided out of 20 km, that is to say 50 hab./km.

The village of Saint-Germain on right Bank of Gartempe river, is linked by a gothic bridge of the 12th 13th sicle to the town of Saint-Savin which faces it, on left bank.

My images of Saint-germain.
My images of the Gartempe valley.

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