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A little history of Sainte-Radegonde in Talmont-sur-Gironde

The church | Henry SALOMÉ / CC-BY-SA
Parish church Sainte-Radegonde church in Talmont-sur-Gironde

Look at the white shadow of this little church standing out on the blue sky... All alone in front of the giant sea, the Roman church is pretty impressive!

The city of Talmont, which used to be fortified, owns its name from the Latin words talus mundi, which means "back of beyond"...

This church dates back to the 11th century; in the 12th century, it used to come under Saint-Jean d'Angély abbey.

It was fortified in the Middle-Ages and it was located on the way to Compostela: indeed, from Talmont, pilgrims could go to Blaye and then take Gascogne gulf!

The church's bell dates back to 1433. It was restored in 1640, an inscription proves it: "In 1433, I was broken then re-smelted. I was called Gabrielle, I was blessed for the Sainte-Radegonde church of Talmont."

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