Eglise Saint-Côme et Saint-Damien de Boulouneix

Historic site and monument

Boulouneix - 24310 - LA GONTERIE-BOULOUNEIXView map

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The village of Boulouneix draws its name from the stream Le Boulou. The church of Boulouneix, built in the 12th century, is listed as a historical monument since 1946. The porch is decorated with small columns with capitals sculpted with human figures and animals supporting arches. The choir is decorated with four granite pillars with sculpted capitals. Two mural paintings are to be noted. This charming church is surrounded by a very old cemetery in which old graves cut into the stone have been discovered in 1800. According to an old legend, a 1000 kg bell was immersed into the abyss of Boulouneix at the arrival of the English during the Hundred Years’ War. Since then, at midnight on Christmas Eve, three ringings can be heard.

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Boulouneix
24310 LA GONTERIE-BOULOUNEIX

GPS : 45.3783413, 0.58012481