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Chaize Giraud, Vendee
Chaize Giraud, The portal Roman of the church
Le Chaize Giraud is a small village in the canton of St.Gilles Croix de Vie, it's main attraction is the XII century church, or to be more correct the facade of the XII century church for the main part of the building was reconstructed using the original plan at the end of the XIX century. The Main facade is a remarkable example of the style of Roman Poitevin and is said to be the most beautiful example in the Bas Poitevin.
The four arches are held up by 12 colomns which have sculptured capiteaux, on either side of the door are two arcades which represent to the left the the annonciation de la Vierge and to the right the adoration de la Mages.
The church has views across the Marais du Jaunay and Atlantic Ocean.