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Saint-Jacques Gate in Parthenay
View of the Saint-Jacques romanesque gate of Parthenay from the banks of the Thouet river CRTPC©S.Charbeau
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 03/03/2011
Updated: 11/08/2014


Tags: poitou-charentes; citadel; romanesque heritage; france; parthenay; nature
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