Sainte Maure de Touraine, church and castle!!!

On my road warrior trips was close by and we eat a lot of goat cheese from here so why not pay a visit to the town itself. The visit was nice the food nicer and we will be back to Saint Maure de Touraine!! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The town of Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine is in the department of Indre-et-Loire no, 37, in the Centre-Val de Loire region. See my other post for the history part of the town and curiosities of it. Now will tell you about the main sights the Church St Maure Sainte Britte, and the Château des Rohan.

The Sainte-Maure-Sainte-Britte Church, in Romanesque and Gothic style, has a crypt dated from the 10-11C, probably an old domicilium that has been redesigned , and whose periods of construction are attributed in the 11-13C, Towards the end of the 19C, in 1891, the original church was destroyed, then rebuilt in 1892, The prioral chapel was built in 1060 at the instigation of Abbot Saint-Mesmin d’Orléans. During the 13C, the church obtained parochial status. Of the original construction, largely demolished, only the intertransept and the north side brace remain.

Ste Maure de Touraine ch st Blaise front feb22

Ste Maure de Touraine ch st Blaise nave to altar feb22

Ste Maure de Touraine ch chapel joan of arc feb22

The Château des Rohan , built in its first state by Foulques Nerra in 990, and rebuilt in the 14-15C. The keep, of square shape, has marks, reported overhanging the door, indicating the existence of a drawbridge. The crowning of this tower has been destroyed. The tower has, on the ground floor, an access corridor. A room, set up on the first level, completes the set, the castle currently houses a museum of popular arts and traditions and hosts ephemeral exhibitions and musical events.

Ste Maure de Touraine chateau rohan tower feb22

Ste Maure de Touraine chateau rohan ent feb22

Ste Maure de Touraine chateau des rohan tour entr back feb22

The town of Saint Maure de Touraine on its heritage : http://www.sainte-maure-de-touraine.fr/editorial/126/notre-patrimoine-riche-et-vari-.html

There you go folks, my dandy road warrior trips into new territories of Sainte Maure de Touraine, always surprises ,nice architecture and great history, we love it. We will be back to the region as there is a whole lot more to see around here ,and this road warrior will keep on motoring! Hope you enjoy the post and do come, enjoy the sights and the goat cheeses!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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