Once again Francoise Hagnere stirs my curiosity with an amazing tale of La Gripperie in France. Whats interesting about this Church is the placement of the carvings. There are some over the arched doorways and in places you don't suspect.
Driving through the marshes, we suddenly reached the skirt of a wood. Here in the meadow was erected a gem of the Romanesque Art in Saintonge. A miraculous fountain where pilgrims used to come on August, 22, gave the church of La Gripperie Saint-Symphorien its reputation. The XIIth century parts and décor really are noteworthy.