Eglise de Saint-Nectaire, Saint-Nectaire

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  • It is part of the 5 major Churches of Roman Art in Auvergne, it dates from the 12th century and was built on a site of pagan cult dedicated to the Sun, it is remarkable by the multitude of its capitals carved and historiés to visit!
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  • What a place! The Church of cheese, built on mont Cornadore, dominates the village. In the meantime our guide, we were able to enjoy an impressive view over the village and the surrounding area. Our guide arrived, introduced himself, and began to tell us about the history of this sumptuous Romanesque building. With her (a certain Catherine), we have "hulled" all the architectural features of the place. Triplets of blind arcades, at the radiating chapels, through the modillions chip cords billet, the incredible capitals of the round point... Passion in this brilliant exposed. Of talent! You guessed it, I was captivated by this Romanesque church and this extraordinary guide.
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  • The model of the Romanesque church in Auvergne inside is a bit disappointing. See at the top of the village. Beware the road is a little narrow.
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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.
  • Very beautiful monument, well renovated! To discover inside the treasure of St. Baudime. Of Nice sights not to be missed!
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  • Beautiful and soothing place. Very beautiful architecture in a village in character.
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  • Friendly Church, small but full of history (as almost all!) Guided tours take place, I could see a group with their guide.
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  • Pretty Romanesque church with qq capitals painted, relics. To visit when we're passing
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