l’Abbaye de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe – One Last Look

While planning our trip to France, and knowing we would be travelling from Normandy to Périgord Noir by car, I looked for stops along the way that would be of interest for both James and me.

Regular readers of MOTM will remember our visit to Musée des 24 Heures du Mans. That stop was for James because I couldn’t care less about cars. But when I learned that there was a church with historical significance and UNESCO recognised art (!!!) .. I didn’t care how long our travel day was, I simply couldn’t not visit.

So here’s one last hurrah before we travel to our next destination.

I love this photo with the contrast between the strong architectural features in the background, and the softer contemplative subject in the foreground.

It’s not often that I include people in my photos but I don’t think this picture would tell the same story had the nun not been seated in the pews.

Let’s move slightly closer to the main altar and its decorative columns before continuing on with our visit, shall we?

I’m a sucker for church candles, and the mood they give the room. Perhaps I’ll do a post featuring candles from different churches.

Look at the size of this cross in comparison to James’ height.

Little details such as this, a decorative door pull, always draw me in for a closer look.

Outside the church was a vide-grenier, or car boot sale. Unfortunately we couldn’t stop to check it out as we had several more hours on the road ahead of us. Le sigh.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this series of l’Abbaye de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe posts as much as I’ve enjoyed my trip down memory lane.

Bonne journée!


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