visiting Saint-Georges-du-Vièvre

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.

Sankt Georg stirbt als Märtyrer, eigenes Foto, public domain/gemeinfrei

Saint George dies as, own photo, public domain

noch mehr Sankt Georg als Märtyrer, eigenes Foto, public domain/gemeinfrei

more Saint George as martyr, own photo, public domain

Sankt Georg killt den Drachen, eigenes Foto, public domain/gemeinfrei

Saint George kills the dragon, own photo, public domain

Maria, Jesus und Antonius von Padua (?), eigenes Foto, public domain/gemeinfrei

Mary, Jesus and Anthony of Padua (?), own photo, public domain

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.

Eibe mit Altar an der Kirche Saint-Pierre-des-Ifs, eigenes Foto, public domain/gemeinfrei

yew with altar at the church Saint-Pierre-des-Ifs, own photo, public domain

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.

Taubenschlag aus dem 16. Jahrhundert, eigenes Foto, public domain/gemeinfrei

dovecote (16 the century), own photo, public domain

ja, das verschwommene Ding ist die Rückseite des Château Launay, eigenes Foto, public domain/gemeinfrei

this blurred thing is the back of Château Launay, own photo, public domain

Links:

SAINT GEORGES DU VIEVRE

Statues (17th century) in the church Saint-Georges

windows in Saint Georges

Saint-Georges on the page of the prefecture of Eure

Edit:
I made two photos in Saint-Georges-du-Vièvre yesterday (July 9 2009) (when there was no sun):

Church of Saint-Georges-du-Vièvre, own photo (on commons), public domain

Church of Saint-Georges-du-Vièvre, own photo (on commons), public domain

The town of Saint-Georges-du-Vièvre, own photo (on commons), public domain

The town of Saint-Georges-du-Vièvre, own photo (on commons), public domain

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  1. […] drove to the castle of Launay (château de Launay), where we had already been in June. In June it had been closed, it is only visitable from August 20 to September 30, two times a day […]

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