Legend

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...

Saunerie gate, Manosque - ©Calips / CC-BY-SA Saunerie gate, Manosque - ©Calips / CC-BY-SA

The tradition says that the Saunerie gate was raised to celebrate king of France François Ier’s visit in Manosque, in 1516! Oh, since we’re talking about him, here’s a legend... The king was coming...

Roussillon - ©nadia & massimo / CC-BY Roussillon - ©nadia & massimo / CC-BY

Do you know Roussillon and its ochre quarries? A nice (and gory) legend explains ochre’s apparition, here. Nostradamus’ son, Jean, wrote about this in his book Vie des plus illustres poètes...

The river Loir, Montigny - ©Blood Destructor / CC-BY-SA The river Loir, Montigny - ©Blood Destructor / CC-BY-SA

The harpy and the ol' beggar Lord Jean of Montigny went to war and let his wife alone in the castle. He was a generous and kind chap but she was a real harpy! Months and months flew by and Jean didn...

Inside the cave - ©YannickPatois / CC-BY-SA Inside the cave - ©YannickPatois / CC-BY-SA

The legend Like many other caves, the legend says that the chasm of Poudrey and its area are the Devil’s entrance door! Do you want to hear the legend? A young girl from Etalans was sent packing by...

Inside the cave - ©Martin Souchay / CC-BY-SA Inside the cave - ©Martin Souchay / CC-BY-SA

Clamouse? A legend! The cave was named after the Latin name Fons Clamosis, Clamouse. In local dialect, clamouse means ″howler″. Well, why? Because of the water’s resurgence of the cave: filled with...

The interior - ©Christophe Delaere / CC-BY The interior - ©Christophe Delaere / CC-BY

The Waldensians in La Balme In the caves of La Balme, 300 Waldensians were slaughtered… but when exactly? Mystery. Who are the Waldensians? Members of a strange church, not very orthodox, founded by...

A tank - ©Christophe Delaere / CC-BY A tank - ©Christophe Delaere / CC-BY

Sassenage: caves, a torrent The cuves de Sassenage are caves born 1,5 millions of years ago, created by an underground river: the Germe. The torrent Furon (an affluent of the river Isère which...

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 castle - ©SGC.Alex / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©SGC.Alex / CC-BY-SA

Jaulny and the lords des Armoises The medieval castle evokes the time of brave knights of Jaulny. We found them many times in Lorraine’s history. Among them, the lords des Armoises. One of them...


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