Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri, Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

#5 of 37 in Historic Sites in Orne
Church · Tourist Spot
Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri is a commune in the Orne department next to the River Sarthe and boasts itself as one of France’s most beautiful villages. You will love taking a stroll and exploring this tranquil area of France, dotted with traditional housing, farms, and green fields.

Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri is named after an Italian hermit who lived here during the 8th century. When he died, a monastery was built and later destroyed by the Vikings in 903. A castle was also built here in 1044, of which only parts of the walls remain today. Be sure to ask for the way to these fascinating ruins, some of the greatest pieces of history around. To visit Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri on your trip to Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, use our Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei trip tool.
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  • This entry should be combined with the church, or make one entry for the entire village. There isn’t much to it, but it is a beautiful place and deserves to be on the most beautiful French villages...  more »
  • Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei is a beautiful village for a stroll. There is a large free car park at the rear of the main street and you can walk anywhere. This little chapel is in the middle of a large...  more »
  • Pretty swag and nice art
  • Very pretty building. Cute Interior. It will collect, lit a candle or write a few words on a big book.
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