Homicide

Clodomir, Childebert, Theodoric and Clotaire - ©The British Library / Public domain Clodomir, Childebert, Theodoric and Clotaire - ©The British Library / Public domain

550. Séverin the hermit lived in a small oratory raised on the current church spot. Fresh water, clear air, solitude... he had everything he needed to be happy! Until a young man, Clodoald, turned...

Sens townhouse - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA Sens townhouse - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

After Auvergne, Paris! April 5th 1606. Do you see this big fat lump trotting along the Sully townhouse? Oh, she’s queen Margot. Whoa, gosh! It’s a chock! When she was younger, all the chaps were in...

The church - ©BRUNNER Emmanuel / CC-BY-SA The church - ©BRUNNER Emmanuel / CC-BY-SA

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...

Inside the cave - ©Yoan Rumeau / CC-BY-SA Inside the cave - ©Yoan Rumeau / CC-BY-SA

In the 18th century, the cave became the lair of a man called Blaise Ferrage, nicknamed ″Séyé″. He was a mason: a very short man, but with an amazing strength. Hiding in the caves of Gargas, he...

Charlotte and her lover's bones - ©Jack ma / CC-BY-SA Charlotte and her lover's bones - ©Jack ma / CC-BY-SA

The legend of Matata The pretty poisoner We don’t know exactly the origin of the name Matata. So, to explain it, people created a legend in the beginning of the 20th century. Inspired by real...

Illustration picture - ©Jebulon / CC0 Illustration picture - ©Jebulon / CC0

What’s this? You can eat plums from Brignoles in jams, in cakes, as a dry fruit... It’s an oblong fruit, with a black or red peel. Its pulp is pretty sweet with a nice orange colour.The little...

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...

Western portal with Trémeur's statue - ©Moreau.henri / CC-BY-SA Western portal with Trémeur's statue - ©Moreau.henri / CC-BY-SA

Storm and bloodbath Here we are in front of the church of Saint-Trémeur, an old collegiate church raised in 1371, on the location of a chapel or a priory from the 12th c. The current church was re...

The inn - ©Marianne Casamance / CC-BY-SA The inn - ©Marianne Casamance / CC-BY-SA

Blood on walls! The place is perfectly sinister. Dreary. Terrible! Do you know it was nicknamed the ″death trap″, the ″gory inn″? Because here, in the 19th century, the inn-keepers murdered their...

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

From Calvimont to Hautefort A curse on you!! The first mention of l’Herm dates back to 1384. Later, the land was owned by the Calvimont. Calvimont? Oh, a commoner family who became rich merchants...


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