October 2 2009 6 02 /10 /October /2009 12:59
L’église Saint-Martin de Brévands near Carentan is composed of a single nave, a transept, whose cross is surmounted by a tower, and a flat chevet. In a crypt beneath the choir, covered with a barrel vault, are wall paintings from the late 13th or early 14th century. The transept has vaulted arches, which rest on capitals decorated with gadroons, stylized plant motifs and fantastic creatures (birds facing each other and monsters spitting foliage). The carved decorations are dated to the second quarter of the 12th century.
Published by The Baguette - in Carentan