Eglise Saint Pierre, Collonges-la-Rouge

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  • Atypical village of the Corrèze with its red stones to discover at the discretion of the small streets, beautiful buildings are dotted.
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  • A charming village, and its very curious church deserves a tour. The Village is small, so although you have to park outside, you won't have to walk too far until you find it.
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  • What I liked most is that you walk in and it's not like a typical church. There is a Romanesque part to which it is clearly noticeable that years later it was expanded with Gothic style.
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  • Collonges-la-Rouge's most prominent building is its parish church, dedicated to San Pedro. Built in the red stone that gives its name to the population, dates from the 11TH and 12TH centuries, in Romanesque style, although with numerous subsequent additions. Perhaps the most characteristic is its dome, of square base that was topped with gables on arches of half a point, then passing to an octagonal plant structure. It Is The oldest of this type, typical of the Limousin, which is still preserved. Especially Beautiful is its portico, of towards 1140, which, as in other constructions of the region, is built in white limestone to make it emphasize in the whole bermejo of the rest of the building. A mullion divides the entrance, holding two three-lobed arches resting on capitals in limestone, of which only one is original, being the remainder reconstructions of the TWENTIETH century. The Tympanum is perhaps the work of Languedocianos artists and is inspired by that of the Cathedral of Cahors. Hidden since the time of the wars of religion, it was returned to its place in the TWENTIETH century. It probably Represents the ascension of Christ, who ascends to the skies with a book and surrounded by four angels in the upper part while, under him, in a room evoked by a Romanesque gallery, appear the Virgin and eleven apostles, missing Judas, logically, to the Dozen. The riots of the 14TH century made the church fortified, añadiéndosele a ship, shorter than the original, and a defensive tower. The façade would Probably have also been fortified, as deduced from the three remaining corbels, which would withstand a matacan. In the 15TH and 16TH centuries, the chapels were added, and in this last century, because of the wars of religion – in which Collonges remained Catholic –, he refortified himself, dating back to that time the southern tower.
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  • St-Pierre church of the 11th and 15Th centuries. Limousin Bell Tower, octagonal with square base, 12Th to 11th century. portal with tympanum on the theme of Ascension, Middle XII s. flat bedside, 13Th century, North collateral, 14Th-15Th century; South chapels, 15Th century, wooden pedestrian, 15Th century. It is therefore a place of history where one can refresh itself, but also a place of worship or silence must be respected.
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  • A bit of freshness
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  • Beautiful church
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