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The chapel of St. Lawrence

This is the most famous chapels Plémy ​​the heart of the village and a very populated area. The current building, dated 1676, presents an L, nave with side chapel to the north, but a chapel of St Lawrence is already mentioned in a document of 1438.

It contains a stone font with a "grotesque", which dates from the 15th This settlement is famous for its 17th century altarpiece dedicated to St. Lawrence. Woodwork, intricately carved, have5 statues: St Laurent at the top, St. Augustine and Our Lady of All-Aide left Saint Thomas of Villanova and Saint Lubin right. To place the altar, he had ordered a window whose contour stone is still visible. Tradition says that the altarpiece was offered by the Hospice Saint Thomas of Villanova Moncontour current retirement home. This is plausible, as the statue of the founder Saint Thomas of Villanova is part of the altarpiece and thatexisted at Bourgneuf Moncontour, a St. Lawrence chapel demolished in the early nineteenth century.

The old altar stone, large size, is placed on the ground before the cross chœur.Une the square and fountain below, very famous, complete the site.The Forgiveness and local party St. Lawrence held on the nearest Sunday August 10. Near the chapel, the fountain of St Lawrence has a statue of the saint known to cure skin diseases.

AuthorBertrand LHOTELLIER 19-03-2002

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