Photographer's Note

Corme-Royal is a French commune in the Charente-Maritime département, Poitou-Charente region. With a population of just over 1500, it lies 15 kilometres to the west of the town of Saintes. It was known as "Corme-la-Forêt" during the Revolution.

The church at Corme-Royal is dedicated to Saint Nazaire. Dating from the 12th century and Romanesque in appearance, it was original the abbey church of a Benedictine priory, which depended on the Abbey of Notre-Dame in Saintes. It was partly fortified in the 15th century.

Today, a close-up of some of the carvings that decorate the capitals on the left-hand side of the church door.

For those who wish to know more and can understand French, this is a link to a French web site that has a detailed article about the church and the façade in particular.

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