Château-Gontier Travel Guide

  • Chateau -Gontier: View Toward East Bank
    Chateau -Gontier: View Toward East Bank
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  • Upward View of Transept
    Upward View of Transept
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  • An autumnal mood in Château-Gontier.
    An autumnal mood in Château-Gontier.
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    by hquittner Written Jun 26, 2007

    There are 2 rows of columns in the crypt leading to an altar. It is groin vaulted and bult with multicolored stones. It obviously provides fine support for the church.

    Entry into the Crypt In the Depths
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    by hquittner Written Jun 26, 2007

    The inside reveals a narrow nave with columns of blocks of sandstone and flint with a flat wood-beamed ceiling. The lateral view discloses dark aisles with small windows, overhung by a bright windowed clerestory. There are faint 12C frescos on the walls and arches of the barel-vaulted transepts. (Noak and the Ark may be barely visible).

    Nave View Lateral Aisle View Upward View of Transept See the Faint Murals?
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    by hquittner Written Jun 26, 2007

    The outside of the Romanesque church (built just after 1000AD) is very simple but it has a Norman tower with columned Romanesque windows. One eneters via the south door into a typical cruciform hall .

    South View of Church
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