Love story

The cave - ©Thomas Bresson / CC-BY The cave - ©Thomas Bresson / CC-BY

Near the springs of the river Marne, in Balesmes-sur-Marne (Haute-Marne), here’s the cave of Sabinus: it’s 20 metres deep, 30 long, 1,30 high. But who was Sabinus? What about he and his wife Eponine...

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

Events in the barony Big castle, proud lords! Mareuil was part of the 4 famous baronies of Périgord, with castles of Biron, Beynac et Bourdeille. A big strong fortress! Hey, famous people succeeded...

Inside the cave - ©Véronique PAGNIER / Public domain Inside the cave - ©Véronique PAGNIER / Public domain

A legendary cave! We also call that place the ″Fairy cave″… Aah, there’s lots of stories about this mysterious cave! Besides, here’s a legend. In the beginning of the 13th century, count of Toulouse...

The castle - ©Père Igor / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Père Igor / CC-BY-SA

We can’t visit the castle. But we are here on the land which belonged to the chevalier d'Aydie, the only love of the famous lady Aïssé… This true and sad story born in the 18th century let a mark...

The castle - ©Père Igor / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Père Igor / CC-BY-SA

The famous lady Aïssé lived here with her dear love the chevalier d'Aydie! She was a little slave from Constantinople, brought back in France. He was a handsome and romantic chevalier, from Mayac in...

The convent - ©Sinuhe20 / CC-BY-SA The convent - ©Sinuhe20 / CC-BY-SA

Laure and Petrarch This is the vestige of the old and beautiful convent raised by Cordeliers brothers in 1233... only left a chapel and a bell-tower... And yet, do you know here, the tender Laure...

The interior - ©François de Dijon / CC-BY-SA The interior - ©François de Dijon / CC-BY-SA

An extraordinary couple In the small church of Ansouis, the famous Elzéar de Sabran (1285-1325) and his wife Delphine de Signes (1283–1360) were buried. Why famous? He was born near Ansouis in one...

Provins rose (1851, Houtte, L. van) - ©Swallowtail Garden Seeds / CC-BY Provins rose (1851, Houtte, L. van) - ©Swallowtail Garden Seeds / CC-BY

What’s this? In Provins (Seine-et-Marne), they make syrups, jams with roses... all those recipes use the Rosa Gallica, famous Provins' rose. But the most famous product is the rose candy. Oh, maybe...

Pauline's bedroom, Forbin townhouse - ©Dumuids / CC-BY-SA Pauline's bedroom, Forbin townhouse - ©Dumuids / CC-BY-SA

Forbin’s townhouse hosted upper crust! Like Louis XIV’s grandsons, dukes de Berry and de Bourgogne in 1701; the princess Caroline of Naples (1816) or the duke d’Angoulême (1830)… and Pauline...

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The Ravalet de Tourlaville Julien and Marguerite de Ravalet were incestuous brother and sister... a real scandal at that time! We could read that in a period newspaper: "In 1603 were decapitated in...


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