Cerisy-la-Forêt Travel Guide

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    by Mikebond Updated Jun 17, 2006

    The church of the abbey was rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries: this explains why it has a Gothic choir, as well as 15th-century statues and relieves. However, the Romanesque style is evident in the darkness of the church, as you see from the pictures: Romanesque churches were as less decorated as possible (so, they didn't have painted windows, either) because art would have distracted the believers from their meditation.

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    by Mikebond Updated Jun 17, 2006

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    The abbey of Cerisy-la-Forêt was founded in the 6th century and rebuilt in 1032 in Romanesque style and with a Latin-cross plan, i.e. with a transept that divide the nave into two parts of different length (like the cross where Jesus was crucified). Let's go inside now.

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