Voulton, Église Notre-Dame


    Begun ca. 1160


    Notre-Dame is an aisled basilica with no transept, terminating in three rounded apses to the east. The main arcade has an alternating system with an octopartite vault in the eastern-most straight bay and quadripartite vaults over the double bay units in the nave. The aisles are groin vaulted.


    Two-story elevation with arcade and clerestory. The exception is in the octopartite vault where there is an addition of a triforium. Original steeply pitched flying buttresses exist.


    Construction belongs to the second half of 12th century and into the early 13th.


    This building shares characteristics with Saint-Quriace in Provins most notably the octopartite vault.

    Salet, F., "Voulton," Bulletin monumental, CII, 1944, 91-115.