Convent of the Cordeliers, St-Nizier-sous-Charlieu
The most interesting features include the capitals in the north gallery, although their meaning is still shrouded in mystery. Going with the theory that they represent the Vices and the Virtues, you may recognise the ermine (purity), the porcupine (justice), the dog (loyalty), the owl (wisdom) etc. Also be sure to see the cloister galleries (14C- 15C) embellished with plant motifs and the 14C single-nave church with its three side chapels.
Address:Chemin des Cordeliers, 42190 St-Nizier-sous-Charlieu
Phone:+33 4 77 60 07 42
Price:3 € (-12 years old free of charge)
Jul-Aug: 10am-1pm, 2pm-7pm; Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct: daily except Mon 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm; Feb-Mar and Nov: daily except Mon 2pm-5pm