Bicycle under an arch in a courtyard access in Poitiers, France.
Nave of the Eglise Notre-Dame la Grande, Poitiers, France.
Notre-Dame la Grande is a Roman Catholic church in Poitiers, France. The west front adorned with statuary is recognised as a masterpiece of Romanesque religious art. The walls inside the church are painted.
The church is mentioned in the 10th century, under the name of “Sancta Maria Maior”, referring to the Romanesque church of the same name.
The whole of the building was rebuilt in the second half of the 11th century, in the period of High Romanesque, and inaugurated in 1086 by the future Pope Urban II.