It's hard for me to believe that it's been five years since I was last in the little village of Lavardin. It's a very picturesque place in the valley of the Loir river (no E, it's le Loir, a smaller river, not the much grander Loire) between the towns of Vendôme and Montoire, about 40 miles (65 km) north of Saint-Aignan and a 45-minute drive from Amboise. Lavardin is one of the 150 or so Plus Beaux Villages de France and is the site of the ruins of a medieval château-fort. CHM and I drove through there in June 2015 and stopped to take photos of the wall paintings inside the village church.
I posted these photos back then, but not in the form of a slideshow. Here they are, or at least half of them. The show runs for 2½ minutes. I'll make a slideshow of the other half of the photos for another day. The paintings date back to the 12th century and on into the 16th. In the 17th century, they were covered over with a coating of limestone render and remained hidden until the beginning of the 20th century. They are very colorful and well preserved.