Medieval city

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 cenotaph - ©Ludovic Péron / CC-BY-SA The cenotaph - ©Ludovic Péron / CC-BY-SA

The small museum Inside the city hall, the museum evokes famous Duguesclin’s striking events: objects, engravings, archives images (to see the castle as it was before its ruin), dummies…Bertrand...

L. d'Arpajon - ©Austrian National Library (ÖNB) / Public domain L. d'Arpajon - ©Austrian National Library (ÖNB) / Public domain

Séverac, which used to be completely fortified, kept its narrow streets, medieval houses from the 15th and 16 centuries... From the castle terrace, whoa! We have an amazing view on the Cévennes! To...

Enimie in N-D-du-Gourg church - ©Ancalagon / CC-BY-SA Enimie in N-D-du-Gourg church - ©Ancalagon / CC-BY-SA

Disfigured! The legend says Enimie was a Merovingian princess, Clotaire II’s daughter and king Dagobert’s sister. A beautiful young lady: every noblemen wanted to marry her! But Enimie didn’t want...

Illustration picture - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain Illustration picture - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain

A troubadour from Marvejols? Yes, the sir was named Bernard Sicard, he was born here in 1230. He was famous for his sirventès Ab greu cossire (″with lots of worries"), wrote in reaction against the...

The water used to run through that hole - ©Daniel Villafruela / CC-BY-SA The water used to run through that hole - ©Daniel Villafruela / CC-BY-SA

First owned by Nant abbey, the land of la Couvertoirade fell to the Templars, when count of Barcelona Raymond Béranger gave them an estate on the Larzac plateau, in 1158. From the 13th century...

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This small medieval city located in Drôme département was founded near the castle, which was the commanderie (kind of house) of Malta order knights. A 1209 document shows the first knights paid...

Boishardy's death (from Histoire de la Révolution, Thiers) - ©Jebulon / Public domain Boishardy's death (from Histoire de la Révolution, Thiers) - ©Jebulon / Public domain

During the French Revolution, the chouannerie shook Moncontour. The chouannerie? A bloody civil war between Royalists (the Chouans) and Republicans, in Western France… And in 1795, a Chouan leader...

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

Hennebont’s mots famous siege happened in June 1342, during the Breton Succession War. Duke of Brittany Jean III died childless. This death launched a war between Jean of Montfort and Charles of...

The castle's gate - ©Pierre-André Leclercq / CC-BY-SA The castle's gate - ©Pierre-André Leclercq / CC-BY-SA

The Middle-Ages Father, beware, you'll get it! Gerberoy was mentioned for the first time in 948, with the king of France Louis from Overseas, when he acknowledged Richard as the only duke of...


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