We came across this little church with its tall steeple as we were cycling from Muides to Chambord. Many churches in the area are dedicated to Saint Martin, who was born in about 316 and died in 397. The Saint Martin de Crouy church was built in the late 11th century. Above the door you can see a finely sculpted group representing the Charity of Saint Martin. The steeple has four bells whose baptismal certificates are engraved in the bronze.
Nous avons trouvé cette petite église avec son très haut clocher en faisant du vélo entre Muides et Chambord. De nombreuses églises du département son vouées à St Martin, né vers 316 et mort en 397. L’église St Martin de Crouy date de la fin du 11e siècle. Au dessus de la porte, la présence d’un très beau groupe sculpté représentant la Charité de saint Martin, est à noter. Le clocher, quant à lui, renferme 4 cloches dont les actes de baptême sont gravés dans le bronze.
4 replies on “Here's the church and here's the steeple – Clocher d'église fait battre le coeur”
Wonderfully old, and so full of character. Terrific shot!
And did you open the doors and see the people? That’s a nice shot of the church. Coincidentally, yesterday on my bike ride I rode through St-Martin-le-Beau (for the first time). What an influence this guy had.
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