St. John the Baptist. Revelations about the age of the church

It is a religious building dating back to the Romanesque period », Gaël Carré, from the archaeological service of the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (Drac), summed up during the last review of the restorations of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church.

On Friday, June 17, it is the archaeologist researcher at Archeodunum, Jean-Baptiste Vincent, who will present to the public the archaeological study of the building that he has carried out. According to him, it is the only medieval church in the whole of Normandy that preserves ancient masonry dated to this day ». For him, the discovery was possible because an integral stitching of the plasters of the masonry was carried out before repair, we carried out a reliable dating (IIe – IVe century) thanks to the analysis of the pieces of wood used for the construction of the walls.

Jean-Baptiste Vincent, whose research is carried out over a wide great West, believes it is quite rare in the life of an archaeologist to find an architectural ensemble, of which so many periods of construction can be defined, from antiquity to the XVIIIe century. From a chronological point of view, it is an open book.

Friday, June 17, at 18 p.m., presentation of the archaeological study of the church. Conviviality room 56, rue du Général-de-Gaulle. Free entrance.