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Church porches

Our selection: Church porches

Some small country churches have porches, a typical feature of the region. They were used to protect the church's main entrance and to welcome people who were not allowed inside the church, mostly non-christened and excommunicated people.

Some porches are exceptional works of art, including those in Ry and in Bosc-Bordel, made of carved timber from the Renaissance period and now listed Historic Monuments.

Take time to have a look at the recently restored porch of Vieux-Rue, the one in Bois-Héroult, turned into a baptistery and the porch and tower of Rebets made of limestone.

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