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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