Monday’s Travel Photos – “Wet” Champagne – Half-Timbered Churches

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Like most people, our only view of Champagne was Reims, Troyes, Epinay and vineyards but late one September, we were looking for somewhere to spend a long weekend and do some cycling before the cold weather set in. We found a gîte near Lac du Der and discovered, to our amazement, the existence of no fewer than eleven half-timber churches in the area, four of which we visited by bike and the rest by car. It was like a treasure hunt as we went from to the other and as you can see from the photos, it was an absolutely perfect day. Many of these churches used to exist in Normandy, but were bombed during the war. The ones in Champagne,mainly built in the 16th century, have been miraculously preserved.

Lentilles 1512

Lentilles 1512

Bailly le Franc 1510

Bailly le Franc 1510

Outines 1530

Outines 1530

Chatillon sur Broué early 16th century

Chatillon sur Broué early 16th century

Drosnay 14th to 18th century

Drosnay 14th to 18th century

Saint Léger sous Margerie 1492

Saint Léger sous Margerie 1492

Morembert 1530

Morembert 1530

Langlois 1483-1493

Langlois 1483-1493

Mathaux 1761

Mathaux 1761

Chapelle de Soulaine-Dhuys 1484-1504

Chapelle de Soulaine-Dhuys 1484-1504

Sainte-Marie-du-Lac-Nuisement 1479

Sainte-Marie-du-Lac-Nuisement 1479, which was dismantled when Lac du Der was built and reassembled in a regional museum

For interior views, see Monday’s Travel Photos – “Wet” Champagne – Half-Timbered Churches – Interiors 

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