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EGLISE SAINT-VINCENT DE PUYMOYEN

The town of Puymoyen was built around the church, dedicated to Saint Vincent. During its construction in the 12th century, the Canons of the Cathedral in Angouleme own it.

From that period, thye church keeps its Romanesque-style façade, a part of its nave, the dome under the steeple, the foundation of the steeple and the apse.
The decoration of the church is very simple, the sculptures are on the capitals.
The apse is crowned by a cornice with modillions. Some of these small sculptures represent funny faces and animals.

During the Religious wars in the 16th century, the church was probably damaged because the nave was partly rebuilt at that time. A huge baptismal basin made of stone, dated 13th century, is in the church and is covered by a chequered design and arcades. Traces of polychromy show that it was painted.

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Rue du Bourg Mairie
16400 PUYMOYEN

GPS coordinates :
Latitude : 45.613
Longitude : 0.181648