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Saint-Jouin church, St-Jouin-de-Marnes


Saint-Jouin church, St-Jouin-de-Marnes
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-11
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Thouet valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-19 0:37
Viewed: 4031
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 11, 2008
Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes 790260 79600
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.882 -0.052 90 m

Saint-Jouin Church abbey, of XIth XIIth XIIIth XIVth XVth centuries. One of the best examples of the Romanesque art in Poitou.

Frontage, July 25, 2008
Apse

Dominating the valley of the Dive river, abbey Saint-Jouin has a very clear nave, including the transept, the chorus with ambulatory and the apsidal chapels.

This is the longest church Romance poitevines. (6 images).

lengths: total = 72.30 m; naves = 41,70 m; transept = 24,90 m; chorus = 14 m
Heights: total = 15 m; chorus = 8,50 m

In 342, Jovinus, (Jouin), found with Ension, old Roman camp, now Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, one of the very first abbeys of the Occident, with the abbey of Ligugé close to Poitiers founded into 343. Jovinus is the son of a famous family, and was originating in Mouterre-Silly close to Loudun in close Vienne district , brother of bishop Saint-Maximin of Trèves to IVe century, contemporary and disciple of bishop Saint-Hilaire of Poitiers.

VI th century, Application of the Saint-Benoît rule.
843 Easing of the Saint-Benoît cheese rule. Repeated devastations by the Vikings until 953.
878 Construction of the primitive church on the current site.
1018 and 1083 devastations due to earthquakes.
1095-1130 Construction of the current abbey church by the Raoul monk.
XII th and XIII th centuries, Golden age of the abbey on which 127 churches depend.
1305 Visit of the pope Clément V.
1369-1374 Devastations due to the One hundred Year old War.
1371 Plunderings by mercenaries at the time of the battle of Moncontour during the One hundred Year old War.
1372 and 1422 Construction of fortifications on the church.
1147 Restoration of the conventual buildings.
1516 Restoration of the cloister.
1563 Plundering and degradations due to the wars of religion.
1565 Visit of the king Charles IX.
1569 New plunderings at the time of the battle of Moncontour, during the wars of religion.
1655 Application of the reform of Saint-Maur.
1775 After a decline started in 1717, the abbey of Saint-Jouin passes under the dependence of the chapter of Amboise.
1789 The French revolution removes the church with the worship.
1795 The church is returned to the worship.


Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes is a french commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 562 inhabitants, divided on 23 km², that is to say 25 hab./km².

My images of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes.

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Hello Joel! Amazing church, very interesting architecture. Nice light and bright, very good colours. Original composition. Good work, very good. Well done!

Hello Joël,
Neighbours for today :-) A good capture of this church with its lovely Romanesque façade, The point of view is well chosen offering a double perspective and a fine view of the tower. Very pleasing light with good natural colours and excellent clarity.

Hi Joel,
A perfect architectural photo with a superb note. The lights were superb to taking a photo, the church's amazing design reveals itself in the sunshine, the details very beautiful. The superb blue sky adds a lot to the mood. Congratulations.
Have a nice day!
George

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5793 W: 95 N: 9238] (52469)
  • [2008-11-19 2:52]

Wow, Joël,
what a marvelous romanesc church. Beautiful light and colors there above.
Regards, gerrit

Ciao Joel,
un altra bellissima chiesa, molto ben ripresa e dalla bella rchitettura. incredibile come riesci sempre ad evitare i turisti nelle foto, cosa fai? gridi c'e' una bomba e tutti scappano?
ottimo lavoro
Giorgio

Bonjour Joël,

Tu nous présentes ici un autre bel élément du patrimoine architectural religieux avec un angle de vue bien choisi et une belle utilisation de la lumière qui valmorise la belle couleurs grise de la pierre. Beau cadrage également qui inclut une maison dont la pierre rappelle celle de l'église.
Amitiés et bonne journée,
Roger

Salut Joel,
J'aime bien ton boulot et le rendu de cette belle architecture.
C'est bien réalisé.
Bonne journée,
JB.

A wonderful trilogy of images to showcase the beautiful architecture of the church. (Strange to see the weather was better in October than in July ;D) I like all three, but I think my preference is for the apse view, as I love all the curves in the design.
Kath

Bonjour,
une tres bonne luminosité sur le côté le plus imposant de cette abbatiale, romane d'architecture donc superbe à mon goùt , avec ces deux petits clochers devant et un beau jeu d'ombre sur le porche avant
excellente composition
juliette

Bonjour Joël,
el encuadre es muy bueno, especial para estas tomas de arquitectura, con un buen ángulo y una buena composición.
La perspectiva conseguida es dinámica y elegante.
Un buen trabajo.
Amicalement,
Josep

Salut Joel,
bon cadrage pour nous présenter cette église accompagnée d'une note riche en détails. L'angle, la lumière et le ciel bleu valorise l'édifice et ta photo, bien pris.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-11-19 14:23]

Bonsoir Joël,
Magnifique église que de la bonne perspective ne pas apprécier ses grandes dimensions. Joli façade et jolie tours, le tout sous un beau ciel bleu et propres.
Amicalement,
Charo

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-11-20 0:06]

Bonjour Joel,
another interesting presentation of church. Good 3 images and informations. Great old architecture. Well photojob, solid work. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12595 W: 0 N: 15607] (158512)
  • [2008-11-20 1:01]

Hello Joël,

encor un petit bijour architectural, quel cadrage, comme d'habitude à la perfection, ces beau contraste entre l'entrée et la partie latérale, mangigique.

bravo et amitié

Nicou

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-11-20 15:10]

Bonsoir Joel,

une plaque qui complete le mosaic dans ta belle galerie. Habituellement belle image et le sujet valable d'attention. Realisation exostive avec une note qui exige chaque fois un temps a part. Mais tu ne lasses pas. Bien reconnaissant,

Branko

Oi, Joel,
Ótima captura feita com este baixo ângulo que ressaltou a continuidade das torres da igreja, de certa forma, acentuando a atmosfera espiritual que as torres representam. As sombras da colunas acentuam os volumes das mesmas e adicionam certo grafismo. Excelente trabalho. Abraço, Consuelo

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