Eglise Saint-Maurice

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Saint Maurice Church.

This 12th century building was classified as a Historic Monument in 1909
Outside, its chevet is decorated with a cornice with modillions carved with various subjects from the medieval bestiary. The capitals at the entrance to the choir give pride of place to local mythology: the fairy Mélusine with the bust of a woman and the body of a fish; the knight who struck down the bloodthirsty dragon of the marshes. Frescoes from the 16th-17th century in the bell tower bay, show in a knot of foliage, medallions decorated with fleurs-de-lis, tulips and woodcocks, of Flemish inspiration
The imposing 17th-century statue of Saint-Maurice as a Roman legionary watches over the destiny of his church.

Eglise Saint-Maurice Place Rene Cassin - 79160 BECELEUF

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