Abbot church

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Fursy founded the abbot church Oh oh, I'm an Irishman in Lagny Abbot church? Abbot, so… abbey! Yes: an abbey founded by Fursy of Péronne in the 6th century. An Irish saint who left one day his green...

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While Burgundians and Armagnacs waged war during the Hundred Years War in Ile-de-France, Joan of Arc turned up in Lagny with her little troop. We were in April 1430… and a miracle happened. Yes...

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Foulques the bloodthirsty Beaulieu was just a small village, Bellus Locus (“nice place”), but Foulques Nerra, the terrible count of Anjou, chose it to raise a Benedictine abbey in 1007. Aaah...

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Dagobert and Cyran Here we are in middle of the Brenne, the land of the ponds, as far as the eye can see... And in the middle of nowhere, here’s the church of Méobecq. This 9th c. Romanesque church...

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Loads of painting saints Hey, look at that! Romanesque frescos, in the apse... In 1859, architect Dauvergne rediscovered those paintings, the oldest Romanesque frescos in Berry (half part of the...

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The church (dedicated to the Sainte-Croix, "Holy-Cross") was part of the old abbey founded by Benedictine monks on a small stream. There, they translated saint Momolin’s relics, first or second...

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Here we are now in front of the old Romanesque abbot church of Lesterps. Made of light stone from Limousin, you will recognize it, with its 40 metres high bell-tower! A small chapel that count of...

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On a little quiet square, here’s a gorgeous building raised in the 17th century, one of the nicest one we have in Paris! Come on, let’s go. Young Louis XIV, 7 years-old, laid down the first stone in...

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Saint Florent came in Mont-Glonne in the 4th century in order to evangelize the area. In the 7th century, saint Mauron founded here a small Benedictine monastery, soon prosperous. But it was burnt...

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You wouldn’t think, but Corbie was very, very powerful! Inside its big walls, we found 5 churches and above all a huge Benedictine abbey: abbots were counts! Founded in 662 by saint Bathilde, king...


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