Église St-Pierre

Just inside the gateway of the Château du Doyen sit the priory and the Romanesque Église St-Pierre with a remarkable Romanesque tympanum of Christ in Majesty. Off the cloître (cloister), still beautiful despite being heavily damaged in the Revolution, is a dramatic late-15th-century Mise au Tombeau (Statue of the Entombment).

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2. Insectopia

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8. Abbatiale St-Pierre

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