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Eglise Saint Pierre d'Aulnay

 

 

 

On the border between the poitou and saintonge regions, on Santiago Compostela road, the church of Saint Peter, dating from the 12th century,is a true masterpiece of Poitevin Romanesque art. The church, is very well preserved, towers over a ground of strange tombstones and the Hosannière Cross of the 15th century. The west facing central doorway which was formerly surmounted by an equestrian statue of Constantin is perfect illustration of the theme of "Sermon Saintongeais" (The Saintonge Sermon) The jewel of church is the South doorway which is remarkable for its four archivolts with a bestiary figure of the Apocalypse, the Apostles and the Prophets. The east-facing chevet (exterior apse-end of the church) is covered in highly attractive, sculpted and often symbolic figures (La Scala Salutis).

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Eglise Saint Pierre d'Aulnay
Rue de l'Eglise
17470 Aulnay

Tel : +33 5 46 33 14 44
Fax : +33 5 46 33 15 46

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Railroad Station : Saintes (20 Km)
Airport : La Rochelle (50 Km) - Bordeaux (100 Km)

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