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Old and beautiful

Very fortunate to visit this 1200 year old church when visiting friends in nearby Darvoy. It is a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
A beautiful 9th century church with a fine mosaic!

This lovely little church is a quaint village a couple of miles from Chateauneuf sur Loire... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Steve T
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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May 27, 2018
“Old and beautiful”
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“A beautiful 9th century church with a fine mosaic!”
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Very fortunate to visit this 1200 year old church when visiting friends in nearby Darvoy. It is a stunning Church which dates back to 806 AD - 1212 years ago! Signs are in French and English. It is most definitely worth a visit if you...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This lovely little church is a quaint village a couple of miles from Chateauneuf sur Loire. Consecrated in the early 9th century, it has tons of character & charm and the beautiful mosaic of the Arc of the Covenant is definitely worth seeing!

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Ot G, Propriétaire at Oratoire Carolingien de Germigny-des-Pres, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The mosaic on the apse is made including the use of small gold and silver tiles, after almost 1200 years still mostly intact. Ir's said to have connections to the famous mosaics of Ravenna. A panel explaining what is being depicted helps us understand what...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I am more of a fan of old small tiny churches than big cathedrals , and this small church is one of them. The chapel is beautiful and there is a part that has been preserved from the period it was built. Worth a visit,...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2016

This tiny church contains a beautifully restored mosaic which is the main reason for the visit. It has its own tourist office right next door.

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Ot G, Propriétaire at Oratoire Carolingien de Germigny-des-Pres, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Thank You for your opinion. This mosaïc is datign back to the era of Charlemagne and was built around 806 by a closed advisor to the emperor, called Theodulf.

Reviewed 6 June 2016

Such a small and unassuming building contains a really unique mosaic depicting the Ark of the Covenant from 130,000 tile pieces.

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Ot G, Propriétaire at Oratoire Carolingien de Germigny-des-Pres, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Thank You for your remark. Indeed this mosaic is unique as it is the only one dating back to Charlemagne's era conserved in France.

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