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St Gilles Chapel

Rue St Gilles, Montoire-sur-le-Loir, France
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Nipomo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

With all the majestic churches in France to find and visit this small Chapel was a real surprise. We got the keys from the local cafe for 3€ and unlocked the doors and had it all to ourselves. Beautiful and serene.

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Wales
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Built by Benedictine monks in the 11th century, the poet Pierre de ronsard was Prior here from 1566 until his deathin 1585. The representation of Christ in Majesty in a double mandorla, surrounded by angels is the best preserved of the murals, and is thought to date from c. 1180.

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France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Privately owned, this jewel of a Romanesque chapel dates back to the XIIth century. Located in the picturesque town of Montoire, with a splendid farmers' market every Saturday, the keys to this chapel can be obtained for 3 euros per person at the Tourist office, and if this is closed, at the Café de la Paix. Then cross the bridge... More

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Dublin
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8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011 via mobile

To be given a key and allowed to wander at leisure in any place is a great honour, but in a place where the frescos are as old is surprising to say the least. Well worth a look and the 3.50 wont break the bank

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