Mouthiers-sur-Boeme is a former abbey church just a short drive South of Angouleme. From the tribune you can enjoy excellent views of the nearer capitals. Those in the choir are smaller, more complicated and more difficult to interpret.
There is an abundance of masks, birds, beasts and monsters with foliage in their mouths and surrounding them. Two of the capitals are striking and unusual : a Green Man with bent stick-like legs and foliage coming from his solar plexus has been emasculated by puritan vandals; a siren, in an exhibitionist posture rides above a pair of dogs or deer with their necks intertwined. These animals are reminiscent of a capital at Cercles.