The traces of moisture on the narthex vault are very visible. They won't go away any time soon, but the membrane should prevent any further infiltrations of water. 'The stones have become porous and it was important to stop the damage', said a spokesman responsible for heritage from the local authority.
The remarkable 12th century polychrome carved doorway between the narthex and the main body of the church of Saint Ours, Loches.
A wider view, looking from the door of the narthex to the door of the church. You can see damp stains by the vault rib on the left.
A view of Saint Ours showing the dubes (the pyramidal roofs).
Source: La Nouvelle République 11 January 2014.