St Paul, Chazelles, Charente

visited in February 2022

St Paul, Chazelles, Charente
Stone apse, vaulted in a "cul de four" or half-dome shape (detail)

This Romanesque church dates from the 12th century for the oldest part, and was restored in the 17th century.

Choir with altar, apse vaulted in "cul de four" or half dome, 3 semi-circular windows
Here, chevet (apse chapels) and tower/bell tower (Romanesque for the lower part and raised in the 16th century as a watch tower)
Nave with a wooden frame, chapel on the north side with arcades. Note the uneven floor with slabs.