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Well worth a visit

The colours of the pillars etc may not not as pronounced or prolific as in the cathedral but this... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Paula N
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Heathfield
Very old and interesting

This is a very old church with some beautiful stained glass - oldest dating from the 11th or 12th... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
2BP45
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Great history and again the painted ceiling and back area is superb . I love the history here as she was the wife of one of the children of Clovis . I grew up in France so my knowledge of french history is a bit...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018

The colours of the pillars etc may not not as pronounced or prolific as in the cathedral but this is a fascinating place. The display of St Radegonde's life (in about A level french standard) is good and to see her 6th century tomb is...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

This is a very old church with some beautiful stained glass - oldest dating from the 11th or 12th century. The Tomb of Ste Radegonde is in the crypt. There is a very good history of the church in one of the chapels. There are...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Well worth the effort to find this lovely old church, a last minute whim by one of us due to an obscure literary connection ... Edmund Spenser used Radigund as the name for his Warrior Queen in The Faerie Queene. Historic, evocative, and romantic.. a...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Great history and again the painted ceiling and back area is superb . I love the history here as she was the wife of one of the children of Clovis . I grew up in France so my knowledge of french history is a bit...More

1  Thank zunip
Reviewed March 30, 2017

I love the way the French preserve their history & that's just what they've done here. Fabulous old building oozing history, and at last, I have seen the tomb of Queen Radagonde!

1  Thank Andy N
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

St. Radegonde was a French queen, who then went on to found a religious order. The church has magnificent frescoes, and statues, and provides good information on the life of this interesting saint. She is revered in many churches through France, and also in a...More

1  Thank NZnight
Reviewed June 27, 2016

A different style of church with one wide nave and no side chapels. It's all devoted to one Saint, a 6th century princess who established one of the first convents in the west. The chancel is raised and you can see the opening to the...More

1  Thank Dorje K
Reviewed May 1, 2016

I had the opportunity to attend a wedding in this beautiful and historic church which history dates back to the early middle ages. I could admire the frescoes and statues during the ceremony. There is a little garden next to the church.

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Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

It doen t show from the outside, but this church is worth the Detour and a must see in Poitiers ! Great Antique inside, gives you a mediëval feel. Impressive

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Reviewed May 18, 2015

Also a pleasant visit. We hadn't planned on visiting this church we just came upon it which was great as i had never heard of St Ragegonde. This church did have english literature which made the visit more pleasant. it is nice to understand the...More

1  Thank mairin m
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