Eglise de Saint-Nectaire, Saint-Nectaire

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  • In full hiking around Saint Nectaire, must in this beautiful church that offers a very nice architecture. Monument in very good condition, clean and well maintained
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  • If you go through St Nectaire, stop you at the Church, built of stone of Farges, a beautiful monument, a wonderful frame, sober and magical, inside there is a special atmosphere of how say? Zen Yes that's it.
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  • Beautiful Holy Church our Lady of the port, typically Romanesque Nectaire, of beautiful stained glass windows, carved columns
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  • Dominating the small village of St-Nectaire-le-Haut in the Auvergne region of southern France, Saint-Nectaire Church dates from the 12th century. It contains a fine set of Romanesque capitals and a treasury of medieval art. Located on high ground and surrounded by lush forests, the stately church of Saint-Nectaire towers over the small village of St-Nectaire-le-Haut. Its situation is somewhat less attractive from close-up, as it is now surrounded by a small lawn and paved parking lot. The church is constructed of local trachyte stone in various shades of grey, arranged in attractive patterns. On the apse, the stone is cut into a fine inlaid pattern of stars inside circles. Similar decorations can be seen on each end of the transept. The church's highest point is the octagonal crossing tower, topped with a pyramid-shaped roof. This dates from the 19th century, as do the twin square towers on the west facade. From the east, there is a fine view of the flat "lantern" transept, the semicircular apse with inlaid stars, three radiating chapels, and an apsidal chapel on each transept arm. Overall, it is a striking and impressive sight. The interior is an attractive space with many details of interest. The nave is supported by round columns with carved capitals, some retaining traces of original paint. Among the subjects depicted on the capitals are the Temptation of Christ; Moses being saved from crocodile-infested water by Pharaoh's daugher; a donkey playing a lyre and a man riding a goat; and St. Baudime slaying a wild bear.
  • A masterpiece of Romanesque art auvergnat. One of the five jewels of this religious art with Clermont, issoire, St Saturnin and storm. A simplicity that exudes power and serenity without equal. The capitals are sumptuous and deserve attention. To review and see!
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  • Beautiful church
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  • Very beautiful monument, well renovated! To discover inside the treasure of St. Baudime. Of Nice sights not to be missed!
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  • Very beautiful monument, with its local market for regional products
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