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Names
Carolingian Oratory Germigny-des-Pres Oratory Germigny-des-Prés Parish Church Oratoire de Germigny-des-Prés
Address
Germigny-des-Pres, Centre
Location
Loiret  county
Centre  state
France  country
Europe  continent
Main date(s)
806
Coordinates
47.846222° N, 2.266788° E
Opening hours
Open in daylight hours
Admission
Free

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Description of the Germigny-Des-Pres Oratory

The Germigny-des-Prés Oratory is important and interesting not only as a rare Carolingian survivor in France, but also for its unique architectural influences. The chapel's style is unique among Carolingian architecture in several ways, mainly because it is inspired more by contemporary Visigothic, Moorish, Byzantine and even Armenian work than by old Roman buildings (as with most other Carolingian architecture). Oriental influences are most clearly seen in the horseshoe arches and magnificent apse mosaic, but the ground plan is also from the East - particularly Armenia.

Holly Hayes
August 27, 2011

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