Today, 30 April, is the Saint's day of Saint Eutrope, to whom our church in Lusignac is dedicated.
Saint Eutrope, or Eutropius, became the first bishop of Saintes in the Charente-Maritime, and died as a martyr in around 250. He converted Eustella, the daughter of a Roman governor, to Christianity, who became furious about this and condemned Eutrope to have his head split open with an axe.
The ‘Eglise Saint-Eutrope’ has a Romanesque bell tower with a belfry, a structure enclosing bells for ringing. The church consists of a single nave with a flat chevet, a curved sheltered ambulatory behind the altar, which is used for walking.
A deep well, dating from the foundation of the church, is adjacent to the chevet, between the corner buttress and the sacristy. Periods of construction: 12th century, 13th century and the 16th century.
The church is a 10 minute walk from our gîte Loups d'Or.
Have a lovely day!
Pimm + Marcel
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