This village lies east of Compiengne on a wooded ridge between the Oise and the Aisne Rivers. Damage to the church's northern end was undoubtedly caused by German artillery.

The “Now” photograph shows how the ruined church was rebuilt, using the remains of the original structure. Today, the delightful, leering faces of medieval gargoyles can still be found on the original side walls. Caravans of a touring “Village Carnival” are encroaching from the right side.

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