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March 31, 2008

Eglise Saint-Martin-de-Vion

Filed under: Ardeche - Churches,Church Previews — Karen @ 12:48 am

Church Preview

I’ve been trying to find some photos on the web of churches in Ardeche within driving distance and it’s quite difficult.  Many of the communes only have rudimentary sites listing services and not much on their fabulous Romanesque landmarks.

Saint-Martin-de-VionSt Martin’s is a Romanesque era church and Benedictine priory that was rebuilt in the 19th century.  Located on the National 86 north of TOURNON, it is located on a promontory that can be seened for miles. The layout from the Romanesque era has been retained, but much of the decoration is from the 19th century.

One of most fascinating parts of the church is the crypt, quite rare.  The only other example in the Vivarais is the cathedrale at Cruas.  Also of note is the monumental baptismal font of sandstone.

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  1. […] Eglise Saint-Martin-de-VionI’ve been trying to find some photos on the web of churches in Ardeche within driving distance and it’s quite difficult. Many of the communes only have rudimentary sites listing services and not much on their fabulous Romanesque … […]

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