Miracle

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Fursy founded the abbot church Oh oh, I'm an Irishman in Lagny Abbot church? Abbot, so… abbey! Yes: an abbey founded by Fursy of Péronne in the 6th century. An Irish saint who left one day his green...

Joan came in this church - ©Mon Œil / CC-BY Joan came in this church - ©Mon Œil / CC-BY

While Burgundians and Armagnacs waged war during the Hundred Years War in Ile-de-France, Joan of Arc turned up in Lagny with her little troop. We were in April 1430… and a miracle happened. Yes...

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Coolness of the stone Sainte-Radegonde, in Chinon, is a small chapel raised on the hillside (fit out between the 12th and the 17th c., restored in 1643 after the damages of the war of Religion)...

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Argy and the castle Small lords of Indre Argy is mentioned since the beginning of the 12th century. At that time, Archambaut d'Argy just founded Landais abbey (Indre). The d'Argy were small local...

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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...

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A bridge... 6 arches, 500 metres long: one of the most beautiful bridges in France, because very old and well-preserved! This Gothic building over the river Tarn was raised by pope Urban V. Why did...

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 church There was a former Romanesque church, re-raised in the 13th century because of all the pilgrims who came to see saint Sylvain’s relics. This saint’s worship began in the 8th century. But...

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The cathedral The smallest Gothic cathedral in France! In the beginning, the current cathedral was a simple oratory belonging to saint Rieul. Then, several buildings succeeded one another. The...

A Lobin stained-glass in Vaudouan - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA A Lobin stained-glass in Vaudouan - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

The pilgrimage Water and miracle! Our story began with a miracle, on March 25th 1013… A shepherdess found a little statue of the Virgin Mary, next to the spring of Vaudouan. A lovely statue...


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