in CHAROST

Eglise Saint-Michel – Berry Roman

The church of Chârost stands in a leafy, shady square is a long structure (51 meters inside) built of a combination of white and red sandstone.
Description
On the western facade there is a doorway without a tympanum in the protruding section, surmounted by a cross with a lamb on the gable end wall. The elegant chevet has a single row of blind arcades at the base, above which there are three windows separated by buttresses in the form of narrow columns. Inside, the the nave measures 11m in width and is lit by high windows with semi-circlular arches. It was once separated from the choir – which is narrower and topped with a pointed barrel vault – by the transept, later destroyed in the 16th century. The columns of the triumphal arch end in capitals decorated with figures and pairs of animals. The church once belonged to the abbey of Notre-Dame in Issoudun and was a stopping place for canons. During the French Revolution it served as a meeting r
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Average length of individual visit : 15:00 min.

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Place de la mairie
18290 CHAROST
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