Chauvigny Church Chauvigny, France c. 1130-1230
A collegiate church with fascinating Romanesque sculptures and a spectacular location in a medieval town overlooking a river.
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- Chauvigny ChurchSt-Pierre de Chauvigny
- 46.570692° N, 0.648773° E
- Rue St-Pierre
- 05 49 45 99 10
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 31, 2011
St-Pierre de Chauvigny is Late Romanesque in style with some Gothic elements (including the cornice at the top of the bell tower and the pointed arches at the west end of the nave). It stands cozily on a small medieval street, its east side facing the center of town. The radiating east chapels have unusual lid-shaped roofs and an attractive little turret has a conical roof with the fish-scale design seen also at Notre-Dame-la-Grande in Poitiers. The corbels of the chevet are carved with a variety of human and animal figures. continue reading →
Medieval Churches of Poitiers, St-Savin and ChauvignyPosted July 15, 2008 by Holly Hayes Part of: The Great European Road Trip
From our temporary castle home (see previous post) in the Poitou region of France, we've made two great day trips filled with medieval art and architecture. Poitiers, not far from our hotel, is a medium-sized city with no less than six historic churches. We managed five of them, and they are all scattered around the…
- Official Website of Chauvigny Church. Web. Official website.