a blog post I did last summer. Edith and I visited it after reading in a tourist brochure that it is one of the oldest churches in SW France. We had to be content to wander around its exterior that day last August as the church was locked up tightly. When I looked over the brochure for this year's weekend of patrimoine in my area, I was thrilled to see that this ancient church would be open for a guided tour on Sunday afternoon. I quickly put it on my itinerary.
This photo taken from the Priory next to the church shows a filled in opening on the church's north facade. At one time, the Priory was connected to the church via a bridge here and staircase down into the building. Making it handy for the priest to get from home to work without getting his shoes dirty.
our guide speak. But as she explained, there was not a village here when this church was built. It served serfs and nobles who lived on widely scattered holdings in the area. It probably was used mainly for marriages, baptisms and funerals and was not regularly attended for Mass.
The most intriguing part of this wonderful ancient church, however, were its 11th century frescoes. You'll see those in my next blog post.