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Legend has it that Gargantua was passing through the region with a hod of earth to go and block up the river petit Morin. Going through Doue he is said to have tripped up and lost a lump of earth which forms the present hill. At the top of the hill, at 180m altitude, the church of Saint Martin dominates the briard village of Doue and the briard landscape.

The building of the choir and transept dates from the thirteenth century. The nave and side transepts were built in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This church has particularly interesting architectural features and decorations, such as the lancet windows of the choir, the beautifully worked capitals decorated with heads or allegorical scenes, a beautiful statue of Saint Martin, and the font dating from the fourteenth century.

French churches, cathedrals, chapels, religious monuments in seine-et-marne
Religious buildings in Seine-et-Marne: Churches, abbeys, cathedrals, chapels
Religious buildings in Seine-et-Marne: Churches, abbeys, cathedrals, chapels
French churches, cathedrals, chapels, religious monuments in seine-et-marne

From the church grounds, there is a view for several kilometres over the cultivated plain, “green in winter, yellow in summer”, the woods, hamlets and farms of Doue.

 
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