Photographer's Note

What to say about the extraordinary Saint-Germain abbey of the city of Auxerre ?

The original place was an oratory with relics which was founded in 448 AC. Today, we can see some among the oldest mural paintings discovered in France. This crypt is in the basement of the successive layers of religious buildings (Basilica of Clotild from the 6th century; the Carolingian church from the 9th century, the lower & upper churchs between the 11th and the 14th centuries).

Taken from one bridge across the Yonne river, this shot allows us to see the church and the Saint-Jean tower from the 12th century.

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Additional Photos by Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 273 N: 1552] (9271)
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