Δευτέρα, 25 Ιανουαρίου 2010

Saint Ceneri


St-Ceneri-le-Gerei is found in the Orne department of Normandy to the south-west of Alencon.

A very pretty village in a lovely wooded setting on a bend in the River Sarthe in the heart of southern Normandy, Saint Ceneri is classified as a 'most beautiful village of France'. The village is very popular with artists, drawn by the unspoiled character of the village and several artists have established galleries and workshops here.

There are some pretty houses along the river banks - the two banks are joined by an old bridge.

The village has an attractive 11th century romanesque style church, with some notable frescoes, and pretty views down the river valley. There is a very little 15th century chapel on the other side of the river. Nearby the Gardens at La Mansoniere are also recommended, with several different 'garden rooms' to be explored.

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