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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8363/8406973005_8ecd0a767c_b.jpgÉglise Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul in Coigny dates from the 15th - 17th centuries and is known for its 16th century polychrome rood beam with crucifix and its 17th century altar.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8506/8408067408_448c1a4e14_b.jpgThis is an exterior view of the nave and the seigneuriale chapel.  The saddleback clocktower is typical for churches in Normandy.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8054/8406976877_300621a57c_b.jpg  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8195/8406973135_083ff433be_b.jpgThree meters above the ground on the southwest corner is a 16th century  sundial.  Inside is the beautiful altarpiece of painted faux marble created by Thomas Carraby in 1652.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8333/8406972837_4795d2c4f3_b.jpgThe poral of the tabernacle has an intricate carving of the Good Shepherd.  The central panel depicts the Ascension of the Lord and was painted by Parisian : "Duplessier-Vigoureux invenit et pinxit, Lutetia, 1717".  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8227/8406977627_5f28c0ab07_b.jpgThe base of the altar is decorated with a statue of Christ and the four evangelists. Within the seigneuriale chapel are several memorial plaques including this one with the inscription : Robert Jean Antoine de Franquetot Compte de Coigny 1652 - 1704 et François de Franquetot Duc et premier Maréchal de Coigny 1670 - 1759. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8517/8406976913_34ccd5c9d7_b.jpgThe hearts of these two lords are wrapped in lead behind the plaque while the bodies of their wives are in lead coffins located in the vault under the chapel.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8075/8408071284_92c736547a_b.jpgAnother interesting plaque commemorates a wedding and asks that prayers be said in this church on behalf of the couple.  The beautiful staute of Our Lady with the Infant Christ rests on the altar of the seigneuriale chapel surmounted by the crest of arms of the Franquetot family.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8231/8408071130_9e7ef4ac96_b.jpg

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