Eglise du Prieuré Saint-Martial
Historical sites and monuments

Eglise du Prieuré Saint-Martial

RUFFEC
Description

The building of monumental proportions and design has a flat end, preceded by a short straight bay, a very prominent transept, with a square surmounted by a firmly camped bell tower. But the most original part, the nave, has four bays with vaulted edges for eight corresponding bays in the side aisles. The facade is adorned with a triangular lintel carved with scenes from the Passion: Christ before Pilate, the Descent from the Cross and the Burial of Jesus. This lintel comes from the 11th-century church, reused in a Poitevin facade in the 12th century, the time when the building was rebuilt. The buildings of the adjoining priory with their geminated bays can also be observed.

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Eglise du Prieuré Saint-Martial

Soeurs de la fraternité St Pie X
3 route de Bélâbre
36300 RUFFEC
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From 04 May to 15 August
Opening hours :

Mercredi : 14:30 - 17:00
Vendredi : 14:30 - 17:00

Free rate
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  • Church
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  • Listed or registered (CNMHS)
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  • Groups accepted : Yes
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  • Individual visit : yes
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