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Romanesque churches

Capital from San Pierre of Chezal-Benoit
Capital from San Pierre of Chezal-Benoit

 Romanesque art lives on in our region through romanesque churches' circuit, these churches being situated on the road to Santiago de Compostella churches . All these buildings boast splendid sculptures, and in particular capitals and well-known "passages berrichons" which were a sign of preromanesque archaism . 
Various interesting churches are situated in Lignieres and its surroundings, the most noteworthy being:

Church San Denis in La Celle-Condé: classified historic monument, it's one of the oldest in the department - crypt. Visit: "Les Amis de Condé" Tel: 0033248602219
Church San Pierre of Chezal-Benoit: former abbey church open every day from 8am to 4pm
Church of Ineuil: Romanesque oriental parts . Keys available at the Town Hall.
Church of Saint-Hilaire-en-Lignieres: romanesque church with a crypt . Open every day 
Church of Montlouis: open every day
Church Our Lady of Lignières: open every day from 9.30am to 12 and from 2.30pm to 5.30pm

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  • Chapiteau de Chezal Benoit
  • Eglise d'Ineuil
  • Modillons de l'église d'Ineuil
  • Fresques de l'église de Touchay
  • Vitrail du XV en l'église de Touchay
  • Crypte de l'église de Condé
  • Chapiteaux de l'église de Condé

Aeronautics museum - Touchay

 Discover the most beautiful fighter planes from the 50s & 60s and objects dealing with aeronautics in the unique museum of aeronautics in the center of France. This site is located in Touchay (5 km from Lignieres) on the way to Ids St Roch.

Visit from May to October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6.30pm and on request the other day of the week.



Fritillaria meleagris - Villecelin

There's a very rare place close to Lignières where the Fritillaria meleagris is blooming every easter. This special plant is preserved in a region by the Conservatoire d'Espaces Naturels de la Région Centre 

To know more about the Conservatoire and this plant: www.cen-centre.org

To be discovered in April 2016

Office de Tourisme
du canton de Lignières

32, grande rue - 18160 LIGNIÈRES
Tél. 02 48 60 20 41