Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Yes, dear readers, Our Adaptable Adventure is coming to an end… Saint-Amand-de-Coly was the last village in the Dordogne that we visited:
What has Wikipedia got to tell about this village?
Saint-Amand-de-Coly features a Romanesque fortified church. Despite its bristling military architecture, the 12th-century church combines great delicacy and spirituality, with purity of line and simple decoration most evocative in the low sun of late afternoon or early evening. Its defences include walls that are 4m thick, a ditch runs all the way around, and a passage once skirted the eaves, with numerous positions for archers. Blind stairways are designed to mislead attackers.
According to a touristic website it is possible to visit the interior of the church, but when we came there, it was closed. And since it was our last day in the Dordogne, we couldn’t come back. Anyway, I thought that the exterior looked very impressive.
Here are the other pictures!