ARCHITECT, French
(active 1st quarter 12th century in Charente-Maritime)

Exterior view

1100-25
Photo
Sainte-Radegonde, Talmont-sur-Gironde (Charente-Maritime)

In the west of the Frankish empire, the region between the Loire and the Dordogne, two main group of Romanesque buildings can be distinguished: the hall churches and the domed churches. Sainte-Radegonde at Talmont-sur-Gironde is an example of the latter group. The church stands on the edge of the cliff overlooking the Gironde estuary. It has an elegant apse and a richly carved portal on its transept.

The photo shows a view from the east with the Atlantic Ocean behind.




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