One of the most frequently altered churches in the Loire Valley, St-Aignan was consecrated in 1509 in the form you see today. It possesses one of France’s earliest vaulted hall crypts, complete with polychromed capitals. Scholars of pre-Romanesque art are interested in its rare 10th- and 11th-century aesthetics. Above ground, the church’s Renaissance-era choir and transept remain, but the Protestants burned the nave during the Wars of Religion. In a wood-carved shrine are the remains of the church’s patron saint.
Our Rating Hours Crypt can be visited only on a guided tour 4€; sign up at the tourist office.
MapPl. St-Aignan Orleans
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