Méautis Church

Méautis, France

Méautis Church was built in a Gothic style in the 13th century. Choir, separated from the aisles by cylindrical columns, is lit by high hanging gable windows. The west door is flanked by pretty small columns with 13th century foliated capitals.



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L'Église, Méautis, France
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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