This is the door on the south end of the church's transept in Saint-Aignan. I've never seen it open or even used; the main entrance on the church's eastern end is always open. This romanesque/early gothic building was built in the eleventh and twelfth centuries over the foundations of a much older church.
The building's arches are all rounded as opposed to pointed, a characteristic of romanesque construction. But there are flying buttresses on either side of the nave and they are indicators of the emerging gothic style. Visitors can climb down into the crypt of the church and view frescoes that survive from the earlier building. And it's free!
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