Thursday, September 19, 2013

An Afternoon of Patrimoine

After our morning touring the Chateau de Cabrerets, we decided to drive to Marcilhac-sur-Cele to continue our patrimoine adventure. Stuffed from a superb midday meal at Restaurant des Touristes in Marcilhac, we waddled over to the ruins of the Abbaye St. Pierre. Our destination was this church tucked into the ruins next to the Salle de Capitulaire. We'd been in the church just a couple of weeks before for an evening concert, but it was packed with people then. We wanted to see what it really looked like. I was impressed with how big it actually is. It's quite lovely and has some beautiful frescoes and religious statuary.

I thought this statue of the Virgin and Child was especially nice.
As we left, a couple was having their wedding photos done amidst the ruins of Abbaye. It was a sweet end to a day filled with ancient history and new beginnings.

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