Romanesque Church Hunt Looking for churches and other France adventures.

April 8, 2007

The hunt is on!

Filed under: French Country Houses — Karen @ 2:32 pm

This year (2007), the 11th one for our group traveling to France, we will be spending a week in Drome Provencale, just north of Mont Ventoux and the Vaucluse. From our enchanting house rental, the Grange du Kaolin, we will venture out to seek out the nearby Romanesque gems. After a week at this location, we will travel north and across the Rhone to visit our good friend Martine who lives in a beautiful village called St Andeol de Berg in Ardeche. We saw many wonderful churches there and had great food and wine as we sat under the fig tree in front of Martine’s house. I hope to document some of the churches we have seen in the Ardeche when I return.

For the next two months, this blog will serve as a “notebook” for the churches we will be seeing. I’m planning on doing Internet research to round up all the information I can on each individual church. We love the well-known churches that are well documented, but we also love the tiny little churches, tucked away in humble villages or marooned in the middle of a forest or field. Or even the excitement at spotting a vault that has been turned into an agricultural storage shed or part of a dwelling, but its origins apparent from the unmistakable vault shape.

But before moving on to the churches, we will enjoy the anticipation of our stay in this lovely place– this is the quote from the rental ad.

“At the domaine of Saint Paulet in Drome Provencale, the Grange du Kaolin is set in the heart of a privileged site and in the middle of 14 hectares of vines, lavender, olive trees and truffle oaks. Surrounded by wild and perfumed hills, the Grange du Kaolin will welcome you to a priceless tranquility. “

Grange du Kaolin - Exterior

Grange du Kaolin - pool view

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