During the monthly visit at the animal food shop in St Georges I decided to do a bit of sightseeing.
The church Saint George has a lot of nice windows. Some of them show the life of Saint George. Sadly all the photos I made on that day are overexposed or blurred. There was a lot of sun. And it’s nearly impossible anyways to make photos of church windows with my camera. The windows were made in the 19th century by Duhamel-Marette.
In the church are some statues from the 17th century and a wonderful ceiling in the nave. The bell tower was built in the 12th century. Nave and and sacristy were rebuilt in the 18th century.
Taking the wrong road we came to Saint-Pierre-des-Ifs, I wanted to go there and visit the yews at the church. “If” is French for “yew”. A lot of churches in Eure have huge old yews. In Saint-Pierre-des-Ifs they had the custom to hand out blessed twigs of yew in the service.
Then we went to Château Launay (18th century), which isn’t the castle in the département Loire-Atlantique. This Château Launay can be visited between the 20th August and 30th September on the afternoon. There’s a footpath in front of the castle and behind it.
I made two photos in Saint-Georges-du-Vièvre yesterday (July 9 2009) (when there was no sun):
This work is in the Public Domain.