Sunday, 9 June 2019

Church on Sunday - Saint Gervais et Saint Protais de Savonnières


The church of Saint Gervais & Saint Protais in the village of Savonnières on the banks of the river Cher dates from the second half of the 12th century.


Inside the church the nave is divided into four vaulted bays and leads to a semi circular apse which contains the high altar, carved in cedar wood in the nineteenth century. 



   

The side aisles of the church are also vaulted and lead to individual side altars.


Where's Joan?


There is a modern painting of an unknown lady in the churxh but Joan is here in his most popular form.



The north portal of the church is of a Romanesque design is topped by three broken arches with heavily carved details of animals and griffins.


To the right of portal there is a sat of steps leading to small platform. This would have been used foe public announcements.




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