Château-Gontier Travel Guide

  • Upward View of Transept
    Upward View of Transept
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  • Chateau -Gontier: View Toward East Bank
    Chateau -Gontier: View Toward East Bank
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  • An autumnal mood in Château-Gontier.
    An autumnal mood in Château-Gontier.
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    Entry into the Crypt 1 more image

    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.

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    Nave View 3 more images

    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).

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    South View of Church

    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 .

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