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St. Genest Church
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Church of St. Genest
This church is a complex Romanesque building, whose date has been contested. Most likely constructed at the end of the 11th century, the church distinguishes itself with a belfry porch with partially walled Romanesque windows (the upper section was destroyed in 1590). The walls of the nave are embellished on the outside with small columns and modillons. The apse and oriented chapels have undergone much restoration work.

One must walk patiently around this church and look for the sculpted stones included in the construction, particularly the curious serpent at the north wall.
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