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Champlieu, Ruines de l’église de Champlieu et Calvaire

Traveling in France with my family in 2009 we came across breathtaking ruins of a church.  Just down the road from these church ruins (half a kilometer) were Gallo-Roman ruins that included a temple, theater, and baths.  Unfortunately we did not get to see the Gallo-Roman ruins since we did not realize they were there until we got home and started to research places we stumble on during our trip.  The church ruins were beautiful, but how cool would it have been to explore the ruins down the road – next time.

This sketch was inspired from photos of the church ruins.   When we arrived a couple cyclist were just starting their day after camping for the night at the church ruins.

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Champlieu

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If you want to see what we missed check out these Gallo-Roman photos.                      Now back to the Vintage sketches. 🙂

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