Clesles's church

From the early church (12th century) Saint Antoine de Saint Sulpice Clesles there remains only the bell tower which now forms the western end of the nave. The present church was rebuilt in the 16th century. It consists of three naves of unequal heights and widths. The nave is finished with a beautiful sanctuary with canted. Three large windows to two bays each light the altar.

The sacristy is perfectly preserved, it is vaulted arches. On a pillar is an inscription mentioning a consecration in 1383. The church is flanked by a Saracen tower due, apparently, the lord Ogier prisoner of Saladin in the 12th century, when the Third Crusade. (translate from: http://catholique-chalons-en-champagne.cef.fr/spip.php?article544)

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Taken: 12/03/2011
Uploaded: 14/03/2011
Updated: 17/10/2014


Tags: church; clesles; indoor; marne; france
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