Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri, Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei
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Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri is a commune in the Orne department next to the River Sarthe and boasts itself as one of France’s most beautiful villages. You will love taking a stroll and exploring this tranquil area of France, dotted with traditional housing, farms, and green fields.

Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri is named after an Italian hermit who lived here during the 8th century. When he died, a monastery was built and later destroyed by the Vikings in 903. A castle was also built here in 1044, of which only parts of the walls remain today. Be sure to ask for the way to these fascinating ruins, some of the greatest pieces of history around. Our Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei trip itinerary planner makes visiting Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri and other Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • An impression of "blood" for the painting of the frescoes of the Church which tells about the life of St Cénéri. Ceiling we discover an original Vault wooden (possibly original). Local Malezieux, artist Christian, expressed with force the intensity of the cross by his Tin sculptures that adorn one wall of the Church. Old Romanesque church, first historical monument declared of the Orne. To see.
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  • We were camping near Alencon and needed mechanical repairs to our Camper and whilst waiting a local man said it was essential to visit this village which was among the 10 most beautiful villages in Fr...  more »
  • the village of Saint Ceneri le during is called village of painters. people come for its calm and its old streets artists working the metal and especially the visit of its Chapel.
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