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October 11, 2008
Saint-Généroux 790252 79600
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.884 -0.135 95 m

Saint-Généroux church of origin pre-romanesque of IXe Xe centuries. Old priory of the abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, founded in Poitou towards 342 under the name of monastery of Ension. (6 images).

Frontage, July 28, 2006
Interior, July 28, 2006

This church is one of oldest of Poitou and France.
The plan of its interior architecture recalls Carolingian art, according to the experts. Towards XIe century, two absidioles were added to its apse of origin. It was very restored at the XIXe century. It is surrounded of the ruins of an old convent of XVIe century.

With the VIe century, Generosus, monk of Roman origin, attached to the monastery of Ension, the current one Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes which he was abbot, withdrew itself as a hermit, in this place, until its death into 521. A sanctuary was built with the site of the tomb of Generosus which became Saint-Généroux.

Saint-Généroux is a french commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 296 inhabitants, divided on 20 km², that is to say 15 hab./km².

Frontage, July 28, 2006
Interior, July 28, 2006

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