The legend of Airvault's cow

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The underground fountain - ©Père Igor / CC-BY-SA The underground fountain - ©Père Igor / CC-BY-SA
Saint-Pierre church in Airvault Parish church Animals Legend

Just in front of the church, on the place du Minage, we have the underground fountain dedicated to St-Pierre. A natural spring already used by the Gallo-Romans!

The legend says that the founder of the abbey, Hildéarde, fell in the fountain, one day. A cow immediately jumped in the water to get her back, because she was drowning! The herbivore saved the woman but paid with its life… Look, a sculpture on the church’s façade recalls that event! Concerning the fountain, you can visit it.

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