ARCHITECT, French
(active around 806 in Loiret)

Exterior view

c. 806
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Oratory of Theodulf, Germigny-des-Prés (Loiret)

Now a village parish church, the Oratory of Germigny-des-Prés near Orléans was built in 806 by Bishop Theodulf, one of Charlemagne's closest advisers. The church was built to serve as the private chapel of Bishop Theodulf, who had his country residence here. It has been damaged and restored over the centuries, but the original core remains of what is one of the oldest and most unique churches in France. It is a rare example of the Carolingian architecture.

View the ground plan of Oratory of Theodulf, Germigny-des-Prés (Loiret).




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