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Aubeterre-sur-dronne: pictures, description (Aubeterre-sur-Dronne)

The village of Aubeterre-sur-dronne is worth a visit if only to see its main attraction - the monolithic Church of Saint John the Baptist. It is located in the heart of the commune. The Church was carved into the rock by monks-Benedictine monks in the XII century, which found a suitable cave and extended it to an impressive size. The height of the arch of this stone temple is about twenty meters, the length of the underground space of almost 30 meters and a width of sixteen. The Church has also discovered the baptistery of the V century and the underground crypt. The monks also created the underground gallery that led to the castle.

In the beginning of the last century, the Church Saint-Jean-Baptist was recognized as a historical monument, currently serves as a venue for music festivals, which take place annually in the summer months.

The castle of Aubeterre, which was led by the gallery of the Church of St. John the Baptist, was also listed as a historical monument. It was built in the XI century. The village also has two monastery, founded in the first half of the XVII century - Minim and of the Poor, in the first of them now houses a nursing home.

In Obere also remains of defensive fortifications - ramparts and towers. On one of the squares is the town hall, built in the XVII century, surrounded by houses that appeared in two or three centuries earlier. Hotel de Ville decorated with wrought-iron decoration, and other buildings typical of a skilled wood trim and decorative elements adorn the walls, balconies and Windows. The appearance of the village also create a stone-paved narrow streets and the roofs of houses covered with red tiles.

The municipality of Aubeterre-sur-dronne is in the Department of Charente of the Poitou - Charentes region, it is located approximately 50 kilometers from Angouleme. The municipality is included in the list of the most beautiful villages of the country. In it reside more than four hundred people.