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Église Notre-Dame-sur-l'Eau

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KeithandMaggie wrote a review Aug 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom191 contributions99 helpful votes
This little gem is marked out by its wall paintings. How much greater it would have been with all its bays.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Dalmik wrote a review Oct 2016
Vilnius, Lithuania380 contributions66 helpful votes
This is a very modest, maybe even austere church, in front of an entrance to the town. The altar is the simplest of simple, from granite. The arches and walls without any decoration and molding. But all these represent the ancient charm of the church. A beautiful example of Romanesque style.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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diana56 wrote a review Aug 2016
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands601 contributions216 helpful votes
It is a quiet little place and an inspiring example of roman architecture. Some nice statues as well.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Passagienne wrote a review May 2016
Domfront, France83 contributions37 helpful votes
The church of Notre Dame sur l'Eau sits on the banks of the river at the foot of the steep hill to Domfront. Much mutilated over the centuries it is worth visiting even if only to see why the writer Prosper Merimee thought it worth of fighting for when even in pre internal combustion engine days, part of the nave was destroyed to make room for a new road! It was one of the first historic monuments in France to be protected when Merimee became a government minister. Thomas Becket is known to have preached here one Christmas and after time of disuse following the revolution the church is still used for worship. A little dark and usually cold the Romanesque remains are plain but fascinating. There are (reproduction) frescoes of the early fathers and a delightful wooden statue of the madonna. The original frescoes have been restored and are safely in a museum. They did try returning them to the church but the damp conditions were potentially damaging, so reproductions are what we see, and very good they are too. The church is often used for concerts, but take a cushion as the pews are hard. There is a small car park just before the church and pedestrian crossing. The area alongside the river opposite is known as the Tanneries and is worth taking your camera for.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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davehannan271 wrote a review Mar 2016
Swansea, United Kingdom45 contributions21 helpful votes
Stopped for lunch but where rushed as staff were talking about a local food was pushed on the table even though we hadn't finished out starter place is clean but we felt we were in the way Won't be going back
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Date of experience: September 2015
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