The church of St.Martin in Mosnes, a small town on the banks of the Loire midway between Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loire is unremarkable when viewed from the front. To get any real sense of its history you have to venture around the back..
Here you will get a glimpse of its 12th century Romanesque origins,with the its original asp and the lower part of the bell tower. The top of the tower dates from the 18th century when repairs were made after a lighting strike.
Loved this curved bench within the choir of the church.
The side chapels which were an earlier addition to the original Romanesque church date from the sixteenth century.
The stained glass windows of the church are by the 'Fournier' factory of Tours.
Here she is on her pedestal.
The less than attractive view of the external 19th century extensions.