Basilica

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Lully's grave Hey! Lully was buried in Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. We can see his grave topped by a bust by sculptor Collignon. Between Lully, two Genies: the profane Music and the sacred Music... On...

The interior - ©KA PS / CC-BY-SA The interior - ©KA PS / CC-BY-SA

Joan of Arc, her voices... the fairies Joan’s voices in the wood Here, we are near Domrémy-la-Pucelle, in Joan of Arc’s land... what about the Bois Chenu (″Bald Wood″)? An old oak forest, pretty...

The Last Supper, based on da Vinci - ©GFreihalter / CC-BY-SA The Last Supper, based on da Vinci - ©GFreihalter / CC-BY-SA

We found here Perrinet Parpaille’s grave, the famous Catholic who became a looter and a bloodthirsty Protestant, during war of Religion. His family was allowed to bury his body here, after his...

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Jesus buried in Berry? Viscount of Bourges, Geoffroy, founded it in 1045, in order to expiate a big sin: his nephew’s murder, son of Eudes prince of Déols. The basilica looks like to the St...

Mary-Magdalene's sarcophagus - ©Rvalette / CC-BY-SA Mary-Magdalene's sarcophagus - ©Rvalette / CC-BY-SA

Mary-Magdalene: you sinner! Our story began with Mary-Magdalene... do you know her? She was born in a castle in Galilee, she was a princess with royal blood, but she lived as a sinner with a pretty...

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A church for kids It’s the only French church dedicated to children (Notre-Dame-des-Enfants in French)! The former church, a modest one, dates back to the 12th century: so needless to say it went to...

The façade - ©Ludovic Courtès / CC-BY-SA The façade - ©Ludovic Courtès / CC-BY-SA

Lots of amazing stories took place in St-Seurin! Roland de Roncevaux, relics, miracles... Do you know that duke of Lancaster and the Black Prince visited the church before they went to war? The...

Illustration picture (1885) - ©The British Library / Public domain Illustration picture (1885) - ©The British Library / Public domain

Did you know that our bell-tower used to house a strange treasure? A vault full of 74 "mummies", discovered during the French Revolution. The soil of the burial chamber preserved bodies (like the...

The basilica - ©Phinou / CC-BY-SA The basilica - ©Phinou / CC-BY-SA

Ainay abbey A mysterious name Ainay? Until the Middle-Ages, Athanacum was an island, mentioned as insula Athanaco in the 12th century. Rich merchants, especially wine traders, lived here. But what...

The Daurade Virgin - ©Peter Potrowl / CC-BY-SA The Daurade Virgin - ©Peter Potrowl / CC-BY-SA

Gold everywhere! One of the oldest church in Toulouse, mentioned for the first time in the 6th century, when king Chilpéric’s daughter, Rigonthe, took shelter here. The Daurade was rebuilt by...


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