Saint Germain's Chapel

Querqueville, France

The Chapel of Saint Germanus (Chapelle Saint-Germain) is one of the earliest surviving places of Christian worship in the Cotentin Peninsula. It is a small building with walls built from small pieces of shale arranged in a herringbone pattern. The chapel consists of a short nave, and transepts and a choir each formed from an identical apse with half domed roofs. This tri-lobate plan, which is unusual, is the result of a reconstruction in the 9th or 10th century on remains of a palaeo-Christian basilica which has been revealed by archaeological excavations. In the 17th century, the chapel was topped by a tower which in turn replaced an older tower structure.

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Founded: 800-900 AD
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Frankish kingdoms (France)

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Poum Poum (2 years ago)
beau site
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Un très beau cimetière avec une vue magnifique
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