Ghost

The castle - ©Farz brujunet / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Farz brujunet / CC-BY-SA

We are near the Brocéliande forest, a nice legendary land for a castle! But did you know about the legend of the lady of Trecesson? Ah ah, I cut you to the quick! This legend took place in the 18th...

The refectory - ©GO69 / CC-BY-SA The refectory - ©GO69 / CC-BY-SA

A powerful abbey We don’t know exactly when the abbey was founded. But we know that Saracens damaged the city and the monastery in the 9th century. So, king Charlemagne’s bishop, Leidrade, restored...

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An impressive stronghold The primitive fortress dates back to the 9th century, probably raised by the lord of Veauce, Arnaud. Then we had Agnès, lady of Bourbon, John of Burgundy’s wife. In the 13th...

Church of Vauvert Carthusian monks - ©The British Library / Public domain Church of Vauvert Carthusian monks - ©The British Library / Public domain

Before the current Sénat, we found the Luxembourg palace raised by Mary of Medici. On this green suburb, we also found the famous château Vauvert... In the 10th century, people said that this house...

Fresco, Brancion castle - ©Christophe.Finot / CC-BY-SA Fresco, Brancion castle - ©Christophe.Finot / CC-BY-SA

The family of Brancion (also known as Gros family) counted several mighty lords and brave strapping lads! We know them since the 10th c. They were Crusaders, bishops (like Liébaud III at the end of...

The castle - ©Torsade de Pointes / Public domain The castle - ©Torsade de Pointes / Public domain

Arlempdes’ ghost Arlempdes’ name comes from a Gaulish word, Are Nemeton, meaning “sacred temple”, because a Roman camp used to exist near the castle: the camp of Antoune. This camp was haunted by a...

The castle and the river Vézère - ©Manfred Heyde / CC-BY-SA The castle and the river Vézère - ©Manfred Heyde / CC-BY-SA

A legend involved a lord of Losse, in the 13th century… The neighbour, the lord of Sauveboeuf, was at war with lords of Losse and Montignac. A sir of Losse who was in love with the pretty daughter...

Detail - ©Romain Bréget / CC-BY-SA Detail - ©Romain Bréget / CC-BY-SA

Raised in the 10th century on a swamp, Alençon fortress used to protect the Sarthe valley, before entering Maine area. Damaged during the Hundred Years War, destroyed during war of Religion, it...

The stele - ©lns1122 / CC-BY The stele - ©lns1122 / CC-BY

Montségur’s slaughter Field of the burned March 16th 1244. Tears and blood on Montségur. In the scree stood the stake where 255 Cathars died burnt alive… Come here! At the beginning of the path...

The castle - ©Targut / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Targut / CC-BY-SA

Miller, you break bags! Do you know where does the name Brissac come from? It comes from the French Brise-Sac, ″Break bag″. Because in the past, we had windmills galore near Brissac. And one of the...


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