Photographer's Note

March 31, 2007
Confolens 160106 16500
Charente Poitou-Charentes
46.017 0.667 176 m

Saint-Barthelemy church XIth XVth centuries.

Old priory of the diocese of Poitiers, it belonged to the abbey of Augustins de Lesterps.
It is placed under the term of St. Barthelemy, owner of the tanners, because of the importance of the corporation of the butchers and trades of leather to the Middle Ages.
On its granite frontage, to the top of the entry, in a plank, the lamb of the Apocalypse represented in a glory, is carried by 2 angels, between the lion symbol of the Marc evangelist and, the bull symbol of the Luc evangelist.
An iconography, which meets in other churches of the area.

Confolens, (occitan: Confolent), is a French commune, located in the department of Charente of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 2 855 Confolentais, distributed on 19 km², that is to say 150 hab./km². Created by the lords of Chabanais to the junction (from which it draws its name) of Vienna and Goire.
Known universally for its international festival of arts and popular traditions of the World, the town of Confolens organizes the festival of folklore of Confolens since a half century.

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