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The church Sainte-Claire in Saint-Hérent
The church Sainte-Claire in Saint-Hérent
The church Sainte-Claire in Saint-Hérent
The church Sainte-Claire in Saint-Hérent
The church Sainte-Claire in Saint-Hérent
The church Sainte-Claire in Saint-Hérent
The church Sainte-Claire in Saint-Hérent
The church Sainte-Claire in Saint-Hérent
The church Sainte-Claire in Saint-Hérent

The church Sainte-Claire in Saint-Hérent

Credit : Norbert Dutranoy

Keep on the road D32, and then take the road D48 in direction of Ternant, and the road D127 in direction of Saint-Hérent.

The church and the ossuary of the cemetery (Historical Monument in 1987) take place on the extremity of a rocky spur, in a site formerly fortified, which belonged for a long time to the lords of Montmorin. It was constructed in the Romanesque period, at the end of the 11th century/beginning of the 12th century, with volumes very legible from the outside. The choir is composed of a right parted place side by side with a semicircular apse. This one is decorated with a painting dating back to the 16th century. Thanks to a recent restoration, we can see a Christ in majesty taking centre stage in the middle of the 4 evangelists represented in a Tetramorph shape: Saint-Matthieu, Saint Luc, Saint Marc and Saint Jean (respectively related to the angel, the bull, the lion and the eagle). The whole building has mural paintings dating back to several periods, which the oldest date back to the 14/15th centuries. Most of them represent false devices painted or friezes of palmette and interlacing. You will also discover a reliquary shrine in painted wood that would date back to the 14/15th centuries.

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Le Bourg
63340 Saint-Hérent
Lat : 45.4579Lng : 3.15297
0 m
5 years

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