The Church Saint-Maurice of Avoine !!

I am on my road warrior mode again, and again in the beautiful Centre Val de Loire region with many visits. These are all firsts amazing abundance of marvelous places to see in my belle France. I had time riding along and came on the town of Avoine, passed by here but just zipping thru, this time was different. I stop and took a peek into the church,right on the road D749, a surprise nice church. Do not understand but very little if any information is available on it and even the town has hardly nothing on it. An off the beaten path jewel to be seen me think. Let me tell you what is available on the Church Saint Maurice of Avoine !! . Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The town of Avoine is located in the department 37 of Indre-et-Loire, in the Centre-Val de Loire region. It is 5 km from Bourgueil and Chinon train station is 7 km away, The name of Avoine is mentioned for the first time in the 12C in a charter of the abbey of Turpenay. The legend has it that in 732, some Arabs fleeing after the victory of Charles Martel(at Poitiers) found refuge in the Véron. The inhabitants of Savigny-en-Véron, a neighboring town of Avoine, would therefore be its descendants, hence their nickname of “Bedouins”. In the Middle Ages, the royal court stayed at the Château de Razilly, and many lords settled in the surrounding area.

What struck me passing on the road D749 was the Church Saint Maurice ,rebuilt in the 12C and gradually enlarged until the 16C, The lower nave was added in 1543, A rathe nice church that much more information should be made available, and I left my note inside !

Avoine ch St Maurice front belltower fountain nov22

Avoine ch St Maurice side left nov22

Avoine ch St Maurice altar nov22

Avoine ch St Maurice nave to altar nov22

Some of the things to see here are the nuclear power plant located on its territory, which provides it with significant financial income. The town territory is watered by the Loire and Indre rivers, The discovery area of ​​the Chinon nuclear power plant (town of Avoine) offers visitors an interactive exhibition around several themes to better understand the history of electricity, the challenges, The nice La Baronnière, an old 16C dwelling located at the entrance to the town, the majestic Château de la Caillerie, the old castle of Néman offer themselves to the enchanted gaze of walkers. The Puys du Chinonais, a set of limestone and sandy mounds where magnificent wild orchids bloom will delight lovers of rare flowers. Similarly, visitors will not fail to discover the Hauts de Bertignolles, a remarkable site made up of vast dry sandy lawns, small wetlands and an old gravel pit converted into a pond where water mints and loosestrife abound.

The town of Avoine is labeled “4 Flowers” thanks to the actions carried out by the services of the town, A jewel within a privileged environment and the starting point for many discoveries to nearby monuments and castles of the Loire valley.

The town of Avoine and its heritage

There you go folks, this will be my introduction to Avoine. There is so much to see here and so much architecture and history in the valley of the kings of France! I try to give you a taste of the region and Avoine is worth a stop me think. Hope you enjoy it as I.

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

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