Saint Hilaire church is a masterpiece of Poitiers Romanesque style architecture on the edge of Melle, next to the route taken by pilgrims travelling from Celles-sur-Belle to Santiago de Compostela.
It is a very simple building, and above the left-hand entrance door the statue of a famous horseman, the subject of many discussions between art historians, can be admired.
Inside, depictions of daily life, ornamental scenes, and hybrid beings are portrayed on the capitals.
The church has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.© Easyvoyage.com
The capitals are decorated with leaves and strange animals.© Easyvoyage.com