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Church of Saint Martin, Gensac-la-Pallue: Raking, partial view of the main facade and bell tower behind
Architecture Library, Hesburgh Libraries
Listed as a historic monument in 1862. The parish church of St. Martin dates from the late twelfth century. It was damaged during the Wars of Religion and restored several times including 1724 and 1847. The polygonal spire steeple, struck by lightning Feb. 27, 1882, was restored. The nave has a ribbed vault with domes on pendentives. The facade is Romanesque, with two courses of blind arcades.