Photographer's Note

July 29th, 2011
Saint-Lon-sur-Vzre 240443 24290
Dordogne Aquitaine
45.010 1.092 70 m

Saint-Lonce church, Saint-Lon-sur-Vzre. (2 images).

One view.
Other view. The nave and the choir.

The romanesque church Saint-Lonce of 11th 12th 17th 18th centuries, in Prigord Noir. Registered on historic monuments since 1942.

The church which would have ready been built in place of a Roman temple or by a Gallo-Roman villa, was the one of a priory quoted in 1153, dependent on the abbey of Sarlat.
The nave on a plan in Latin cross is covered with a skeleton. The choir bent in bottom of oven is decorated with frescoes dated from 12th century to the 17th century.

SAINT-LON-SUR-VZRE is a french municipality, located in the department of the Dordogne of the Aquitaine region, populated of 438 Saint-Lonnais en 2006, distributed out of 13.8 km, that is to say 31.8 hab/km.

Saint-Lon-sur-Vzre, in Prigord Noir, is an ancient medieval city, which is also one of the most beautiful villages of France .

The village is in the valley of the Vzre, nicknamed "the Valley of the Man", because of the important prehistoric sites which are there.
The prehistoric sites of the valley of Vzre are classified in the World heritage by Unesco as "sites prhistoriques et grottes ornes de la valle de la Vzre".

My images of Saint-Lon-sur-Vzre.

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