Martyr

The façade - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The façade - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

Some bawdy saints The church dates back to the end of the 11th century, raised by the abbey of Déols (Indre). Génitour is part of those “phallic saints” so popular in Berry, supposed to cure sterile...

The brioche - ©²°¹°° / Public domain The brioche - ©²°¹°° / Public domain

What’s this? Here’s a round brioche, a yummy cake, full of... pink pralines! An emblematic culinary speciality of Savoie (Eastern France)...The little history A gory story The tradition says that...

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The Romanesque church There’s trouble brewing, Marcel! The first mention of the corpse of saint Marcel from Argenton appeared in the 11th century’s texts. Yes, near Argenton (actual city of St)...

Mitre's sarcophagus - ©Malost / CC-BY-SA Mitre's sarcophagus - ©Malost / CC-BY-SA

Grapes... of wrath The Seds is closely link to saint Mitre's worship. Mitre? Yes, he worked as a farmer for the rich and decadent Roman Arvendus. Mitre constantly blamed his master for his behaviour!

Pons' grave - ©Eric.Coffinet / Public domain Pons' grave - ©Eric.Coffinet / Public domain

The abbey Saint-Pons dates back to 775, founded by saint Siagrius, king of Austrasia Carloman’s son, and king Charlemagne’s nephew. Besides, Charlemagne sojourned here in 777 and 800! But in the...

Réparate's martyrdom: molten pitch - ©Finoskov / CC-BY-SA Réparate's martyrdom: molten pitch - ©Finoskov / CC-BY-SA

Let’s talk about Réparate! She was born in Caesarea in Palestine and died at 15 years old after her martyr in 250. Tortured then decapitated, her executioner put her body in a barque that he put on...

The amphitheatre - ©Evan Bench / CC-BY The amphitheatre - ©Evan Bench / CC-BY

The Three Gauls Lyon was the capital city, the caput Galliarum, the "head" of the 3 Gauls! 3 Gauls? Yes, because the country was divided into 3 province by emperor Augustus; Gaul from Lyon, the...

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Rebuilt after lots of events in the middle of the 19th century, St-Irénée houses a nice 9th century crypt! Since the Gallo-Roman era, people buried corpses here, near an important Roman road linking...

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This church was also known as Saint-Sernin-du-Taur, because originally it was dedicated to the first bishop of Toulouse, Saturnin or Sernin. The legend says he died from his torture at the current...

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Julia, patron saint of Corsica, was born in Nonza! The poor one was martyred here, in the 4th century. The legend said that they cut her two breasts, and threw them near a rock: surprise, two...


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