This is the second installment of my photos of the painted interior walls of the Saint-Genest church in the village of Lavardin. Here's a link to the first set of photos. The village is on the Loir river, which flows parallel to the wider and longer Loire river at this point, about 35 miles north.
The paintings date back to the 12th century and on to the 16th. They were covered over with whitewash or limestone render in the 17th century and remained hidden until the early 20th. Lavardin, a village over which looms the ruins of a medieval fortress castle, is one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France.