EGLISE SAINT-MARTIN

GIROUX - 36

The most interesting element is the western façade with an elegant portal dating from the end of the 15th century: its double basket-handle opening is surmounted by a bare tympanum, typical of many churches in Berry, underlined by a semicircular arch, set under an embrace topped by a finial. The creepers of the gables of the nave are decorated at their base with sculptures of piglets in the west and animals that are not easily identifiable in the east. The building is supported to the north and south by ashlar buttresses, whose glacis is drip-dampened. Inside, the nave, covered with a plaster vault on lathes, was surmounted by a framework, as evidenced by the presence of entrails and punches; to the west, the bell chamber is accessed by a ladder.

Themes of the site
  • Church
Architectural styles
  • Romanesque
Individual visits
  • Free on request

EGLISE SAINT-MARTIN

Place de l'Eglise
36150, GIROUX
France
Itinerary
P1060077
P1060060
P1060064
P1060072
P1060082

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