A collegiate church with fascinating Romanesque sculptures and a spectacular location in a medieval town overlooking a river.
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- Chauvigny Church
- Rue St-Pierre
- 46.570692° N, 0.648773° E
- 05 49 45 99 10
- Date Published
- October 8, 2013
- Last Updated
- April 11, 2015
A chapter of ten canons is mentioned in records of the early 11th century, indicating an earlier church on this site. At this time, the Bishop of Poitiers is lord of Chauvigny (one of the town's five castles was built for him) and the canons of St-Pierre are under his authority.
Construction of Chauvigny Church
The present church in Chauvigny is built, starting at the east end and working west.
Damage in Wars of Religion
The church is badly damaged in the Wars of Religion.
- Official Website of Chauvigny Church Official website.