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Church Saint Germain XIIme century

Sacred architecture:
Church Saint Germain of style Roman, with the exception of the sacristy which is modern: the nef is flanked by shoulders and ended by a flat head. The church possesses a magnificent stone hall of the XIIth century.
In the Middle Age, supplanting soils and fiefs, parishes take more and more importance. This development is to be moved closer to that of the religion: the population being very marked by the influence of the Crusades.

Around the church, the rural population settles and a village develops even if its dimensions remain lower than those of the nearby hamlets.

The construction of churches and grip in parochial hand by the secular clergy dates consequently, the organization (or more exactly the reorganization) of a tax intended for the maintenance of the priest: the tithe. For that purpose, the barn in tithes was situated, in every village, near immediate of the church.

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Additional Photos by Philippe guillard (papagolf21) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18564 W: 882 N: 35067] (152437)
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