Venus, Apollo and Mercury meet in Saint-Martin church
A lovely Romanesque church with its tower-bell (14th c.), with nice caramel stone…
Venus, Apollo and Mercury
The church has a pretty strange chevet. Come here!
3 semi-circular windows, curious modillions with animals’ heads… very Romanesque!
But look closer… did you see these 3 carved stones?
3 Gallo-Roman stones representing Apollo, Mercury and Venus… Eccentric, isn’t it?
The current church was probably raised upon an old Gallo-Roman temple…
So maybe stones from that temple were used when they raised the current Romanesque church.
We recognize gods standing near a kind of pedestal.
The most legible is the low-relief with Mercury: we still can see his silhouette and his left hand on a caduceus.