"A Large Fortified Rural Church" Saint-Avit-Sénieur by hquittner

Saint-Avit-Sénieur Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 16 photos

Why We Went There

Less than 5 miles east of Beaumont-du-Perigord is St.-Avit. It is the site of a one-time Abbet to that saint out in the countryside with a small town (pop.432) next to it. Such a large church is a small town is the consequence of the vicious military history of the region : the Albigensian Crusade, the 100 Years War and the Wars of Religion. The 1080 abbey, founded by the Benedictines of Toulouse, was isolated at first with a small church but times changed and the present later church was fortified in the 14C. It was much devastated and became a National Monument in 1862. When we visited it was undergoing slow restoration and archeological excavations.

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  • Pros:A Different Church
  • Cons:Only reached by car
  • In a nutshell:Someday It Will Look Even Better
  • Last visit to Saint-Avit-Sénieur: May 1994
  • Intro Written May 9, 2009
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