Chapel

Bermont Virgin - ©Frikar / CC-BY-SA Bermont Virgin - ©Frikar / CC-BY-SA

Joan of Arc and her Virgin of Bermont Joan’s shelter Few kilometers from Domrémy, on the commune of Greux, here’s the chapel Notre-Dame-de-Bermont. A young maid from Lorraine spent all her time…...

The chapel - ©Chinpat / CC-BY-SA The chapel - ©Chinpat / CC-BY-SA

Coolness of the stone Sainte-Radegonde, in Chinon, is a small chapel raised on the hillside (fit out between the 12th and the 17th c., restored in 1643 after the damages of the war of Religion)...

The fresco - ©Chinpat / CC-BY-SA The fresco - ©Chinpat / CC-BY-SA

The Plantagenet in Chinon After her marriage with the future king of England Henri II, Eleanor of Aquitaine turned up in the val de Loire: Chinon became the king’s capital city in Touraine. Eleanor...

Detail - ©Pierre Bona / CC-BY-SA Detail - ©Pierre Bona / CC-BY-SA

The chapels The tradition says the two neighbouring chapels of San Quilico and Santa Maria were raised by two masons, father and son. The father was in charge of the Quilico’s building work, the son...

A Lobin stained-glass in Vaudouan - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA A Lobin stained-glass in Vaudouan - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

The pilgrimage Water and miracle! Our story began with a miracle, on March 25th 1013… A shepherdess found a little statue of the Virgin Mary, next to the spring of Vaudouan. A lovely statue...

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An unusual chapel Our story began in the 3th century. Saint Ursin, first bishop of Bourges, often came to pray in Argenton, in a small oratory… on the location of the current chapel. Ursin re-raised...

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The chapel Raised on the left bank of river Creuse (by the river we have a lovely view on the chevet), at the bottom of the medieval Upper city, the chapel dates back to the beginning of the 16th...

The chapel - ©JPGO / CC-BY-SA The chapel - ©JPGO / CC-BY-SA

The plague wreaked havoc in Fréjus in the 15th century. But fortunately, saint François de Paule arrived! In 1482, he turned in the city and the same day, the plague ended... In memory of this...

Notre-Dame-des-Portes - ©Moreau.henri / CC-BY-SA Notre-Dame-des-Portes - ©Moreau.henri / CC-BY-SA

The church of Châteauneuf The current church (Notre-Dame-des-Portes in French) dates back to 1892. It replaced an older one (it remains a stained-glass window, 15th c.): it was in fact, the church...

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Paintings The frescos were made between the 12th and the 17th century. Since the 13th c., painters used cobalt oxide and copper oxide to get blue and green colour. Before that, they especially used...


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