Photographer's Note

July 16th, 2012
Celles-sur-Belle 790061 79370
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.263 -0.212 117 m

The open window, Celles-sur-Belle

One view.
Another view.

In Celles-sur-Belle, in the ROYAL ABBEY park, a window opened on the very interesting garden "Insects and companies", where are built "hotels" for free insects and birds, we can observe.

The municipality of Celles-sur-Belle, owns one ROYAL ABBEY 12th 15h centuries, and the buildings of the 17th century of the architect "François le Duc" known as "Toscane".

The priory of Notre-Dame of Celles-sur-Belles, dependent of the Lesterps abbey, became an abbey in 1137 according to the will of the Poitiers bishop, and became then a stage on the Via Turonensis of the Way of St. James. It is Louis XI who gave the essort to the abbey became royal by making reconstruct the romanesque church in a Gothic style from 1471, making more than 9 Pilgrimages in this place.
There is the 12th century only the church gate with poly-lobed arches.

CELLES-SUR-BELLE is a french commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 3 761 Cellois in 2009, distributed on 37.2 km², that is to say 101 hab./km².

The heritage of Celles-sur-Belle.

My images of Celles-sur-Belle.

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