Parish church

Clodomir, Childebert, Theodoric and Clotaire - ©The British Library / Public domain Clodomir, Childebert, Theodoric and Clotaire - ©The British Library / Public domain

550. Séverin the hermit lived in a small oratory raised on the current church spot. Fresh water, clear air, solitude... he had everything he needed to be happy! Until a young man, Clodoald, turned...

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Anarchy in France Between 1892 and 1894, a surge of attacks struck France. Paris, especially. It happened in a pretty strained context: the rich became richer and the poor... sank into poverty. The...

Louis XVII's grave - ©Mick.2.lapirand0le / CC-BY-SA Louis XVII's grave - ©Mick.2.lapirand0le / CC-BY-SA

Louis XVII’s grave? The little neighboring cemetery houses… Louis XVII’s grave. On this tomb, we can read this: ″L. XVII, 1785-1795″ and Attendite et videte si est dolor sicut dolor meus, "see if...

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A wild wood, a Maid... Charles Martel raised the first chapel dedicated to saint Catherine, after his victory against the Saracens. The place where this chapel was raised was known as Fierbois...

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Here, Joan was baptized! Joan and the tank From the window of her little bedroom, in the familial house of Domrémy, Joan saw her church! Joan of Arc, of course… And in this church dedicated to Saint...

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An early Christianisation Excavations on the parvis revealed a huge necropolis with graves dating back to a time between Christianism and the Middle-Ages. Here, early, in the Brenne, Christianism...

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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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Russia in Paris Like in the Orthodox church of Saint-Serge next to the Buttes-Chaumont, or the cathedral of Alexandre-Nevsky rue Daru, we have here a lovely Russian church in middle of Paris. We can...

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On its little quiet square, this Norman church is located in front of the castle of Aubigny. A nice Classical castle, at the end of a long, long alley planted with green trees… The family de Morell...

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The church It’s a Romanesque church, flanks by its thin isolated bell-tower. This tower used to be higher: 7 floors and about 30 metres high! The tradition says it was raised by master Maternato...


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