Saint-Avit-Sénieur Travel Guide

  • Town By the Church
    Town By the Church
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  • Entry Into Ruined Cloister
    Entry Into Ruined Cloister
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  • The Stark South Nave and Chevet Wall
    The Stark South Nave and Chevet Wall
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    The Church of St.-Avit 4 more images

    by hquittner Updated May 9, 2009

    The west facade is unadorned with only a couple of slit windows. Before it is a fine porch whouse upper platform has beentopped with battlements. A guard walk stretches between the heavy crner towers. (The NW tower has partly fallen away). A lateral view of the church continues the same blank appearance with only a few small high-placed windows. What may have been more light in the chevet is bricked in. The apse is flat and also has a blank wall. If it were not for the forlorn cross at the Southwest edge of the facade, one might not realize that this is a church.

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    Cloister View with Arcade Fragment (view East) 3 more images

    by hquittner Written May 9, 2009

    Only a fragment of one cloister arcade survives. There is a central well area, pieces of the chapter house and the enclosure walls. Adjacent there are foundations exposed by the archeological digs and beyond this the dormitory wh ich contains the artefacts found here.

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    Lateral Nave View 4 more images

    by hquittner Written May 9, 2009

    The church interior could not be entered when we were there due to the restoration work. We could only enter the narthex and peer inside. Nevertheless we could visualize its Gothic shape and sturdy vaulting and even see a decorative central bay boss. and an ancient bas-relief.

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