A little history of Saint-Vincent church in Culan
The church was a dependency of famous Déols abbey. At that time, it was a tiny chapel, dedicated to the Virgin: lords of the neighbouring castle of Culan used it for the Mass. Besides, famous French admiral de Culan founded a chapter of 6 canons. Do you see this 1624 date, on the façade? It celebrates the restoration of the church and the construction of the bell-tower (a gift from prince of Condé). In 1630, this one translated Saint-Vincent-de-Prahas parish (located not far from here) in Culan, and Our-Lady became… Saint-Vincent parish church! In the castle’s garden, we can see the back of the church, and especially the Romanesque portal (12th century): a vestige of the former castle’s chapel. Today, this portal still standing: it's the current sacristy of Saint-Vincent!