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Saint Sylvain Church - Saint-Sauvant

  • Église Saint-Sylvain
  • Originally a priory church, Saint Sylvain was joined to the abbey at Celle-sur-Belle in 1121. Although a significant amount of renovations transformed the church from its Romanesque façade in the 15th century, one can nevertheless admire the traditional rounded chancel and harmonious roof. The interior Roman decorations represent proof of the care taken in the décor, and the porch bell tower has retained its Romanesque vault and cupolas. The beautiful 1886 stained glass window comes from the Julien Fournier Studio in Tours. A vast meadow is found on the north side of the church and a path allows you to walk around the chancel as well as the southern side of the church. Many Merovingian sarcophagi around the church and the town hall testify the presence of one of the first Christian communities from the 5th century. Nearby: Saint Sauvant Forest.

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