Saint Symphorien's Church

Azay-le-Rideau, France

The church dedicated to Saint Symphorien near the Azay-le-Rideau château that is interesting for the number of architectural periods incorporated in its design. While the newest portion dates from 1603, the current façade incorporates an older 9th century façade in the Carolingian style. The original carved figures are still visible, though an added window destroyed part of the second row. The rest of the church is of a Romanesque style. It was built in 1518 and 1527.

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Rue de Pineau 2, Azay-le-Rideau, France
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Founded: 9th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Frankish kingdoms (France)

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