Church of Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei

church located in Orne, in France

The Church of Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei (French: Église Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei) is a Roman Catholic church in the commune of Saint-Cénéri-le-Gérei in north-western France.[1] It was built in the late-11th and early-12th centuries.[2]

The rear of the Church of Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei

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The building of the Church of Saint-Cénéri-le-Gérei was started in 1089 and ended in 1125.[2] The structure is on a rocky cliff[1] near the Sarthe river.

The church has Norman characteristics.[3]

The church is made up of a nave and a transept [en] with small chapels. It has a choir with a curved apse. The central tower has a roof with two sides.

The old church was restored in 2006.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Eglise et chappelle de Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei". Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Histoire et légendes → l'église" (in French). Retrieved 2012-05-24. Aux 11ème et 12ème siècles la construction de l'église actuelle ...
  3. "Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei". Encyclpédie Larousse (in French). Retrieved 2012-05-24.

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