Chapelle Saint Gilles
Chapelle Saint Gilles
4.5

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cantorion
Wales487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
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.
Written November 8, 2012
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Lorka
France219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Couples
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 over the Loir, and turn right past a pure Renaissance house with the "billiard chimney" down a narrow alley leading up to the massive oak doors of the chapel yard. Renaissance court poet, Pierre de Ronsard, was prieur here in the XVIth century. But this chapel dates back to the times of WIlliam the Conqueror, and seeing one of the frescoes of a knight in armour, confirms this dating, as it is very similar to the Bayeux tapestry. In this chapel, even in July or August, you will be alone to the world, and it will be a very spiritual moment. The fresco of Christ Pancreator is worthy of many precious Byzantine chapels
Written May 9, 2012
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John F
Meridian, ID34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
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.
Written July 15, 2014
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DannyDublin24
Dublin202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
Written September 22, 2011
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