Collegiate church

Inside Saint-Vulfran, Abbeville - ©Morburre / CC-BY-SA Inside Saint-Vulfran, Abbeville - ©Morburre / CC-BY-SA

Before the bombings in 1940, we could see a naughty creature, hung on the left side of SaintVulfran collegiate church in Abbeville: a stuffed lizard, about 2 metres long! What about the legend?This...

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Here lies Nostradamus Yes, the curiosity here is Michel de Nostradamus’ grave! Come here with me, in the chapel of Our-Lady… This simple flagstone is our grave! We can read on it Michel’s epitaph,-...

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Alix’s church The church was in fact the old collegiate founded by Alix of Brabant, lady of Mézières-en-Brenne. Consecrated by the bishop of Bourges in July 1339, on Mary-Magdalene’s name day, the...

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The church There was a former Romanesque church, re-raised in the 13th century because of all the pilgrims who came to see saint Sylvain’s relics. This saint’s worship began in the 8th century. But...

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Interlacing and horseshoe The first mention of the church dates back to 1069, but we probably found an older one, before that… History didn’t spare it: plundering by Protestants in 1562, a violent...

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Roscudon’s bell-tower is forever link with a terrible event made by a bloodthirsty monster: the Breton crook La Fontenelle. He ransacked and plundered all the Finistère (Brittany) during war of...

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One of Avignon's oldest church Here’s the oldest church in Avignon, with the cathedral! It was founded in 680 and dedicated to Agricol, 40th bishop and patron saint of Avignon. Here, people prayed...

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But the most beautiful piece of art here is the retable of the Christ carrying the Cross: a unique piece ordered by king René to the Italian master Francesco Laurana in 1481. First French work of...

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A 15th century collegiate church A man called Varus raised the first castle here. Then the city owned its name when saint Bonnet came in the area, in the 8th century. Protestants plundered the town...

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Come on, let’s go! Eymoutiers was raised on the tomb of a hermit from Ireland, Psalmet, in the 10th century. They called it Moutier d’Ahent... Eymoutiers! When Psalmet died, they put his relics in...


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