Eglise abbatiale Sainte-Marie
Historical sites and monuments

Eglise abbatiale Sainte-Marie

SAINT-GENOU
Description

It consists of a partially preserved transept, built on the model of the one in St. Martin, Tours, a right choir with a splendid colonnade, adorned with capitals, some telling stories, finished by a circular apse hosting the tomb of Saint-Genou under the modern altar, whose funerary stone was preserved with its dedicatory inscription. The magnificence of Saint-Genou lies in the quality of its sculpture, both inside and out, that it elegantly embroiders with alluring variations on an acanthus theme, or that it applies to a bestiary of birds and especially lions. Among the masterpieces adorning the colonnade, we can note (north side) Daniel in the lions' den, with on the reverse the Adoration of the Magi.

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Eglise abbatiale Sainte-Marie

Place de l'Eglise
36500 SAINT-GENOU
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From 01 January to 31 December
Opening hours :

Lundi : 09:00 - 19:00
Mardi : 09:00 - 19:00
Mercredi : 09:00 - 19:00
Jeudi : 09:00 - 19:00
Vendredi : 09:00 - 19:00
Samedi : 09:00 - 19:00
Dimanche : 09:00 - 19:00

Free rate
Theme(s) of the site
  • Church
Site category(ies)
  • Listed or registered (CNMHS)
Equipments
  • Bar / refreshment bar
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
Miscellaneous
  • Groups accepted : Yes
Visits
  • Individual visit : yes
  • Average duration : 00:45
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