Pilgrimage

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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...

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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...

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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An unusual chapel Our story began in the 3th century. Saint Ursin, first bishop of Bourges, often came to pray in Argenton, in a small oratory… on the location of the current chapel. Ursin re-raised...

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The church and its 14th c Virgin Paxent, did you know him? He was a disciple of saint Denis, martyrized in the Ist century in Gaul. The church dates back to the 13th century: his vaulted nave is...

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Jesus buried in Berry? Viscount of Bourges, Geoffroy, founded it in 1045, in order to expiate a big sin: his nephew’s murder, son of Eudes prince of Déols. The basilica looks like to the St...

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The church of Châteauneuf The current church (Notre-Dame-des-Portes in French) dates back to 1892. It replaced an older one (it remains a stained-glass window, 15th c.): it was in fact, the church...

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A church for kids It’s the only French church dedicated to children (Notre-Dame-des-Enfants in French)! The former church, a modest one, dates back to the 12th century: so needless to say it went to...

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What’s this? Created in 1960 by chocolate-maker Voisin, the cushion (cousin in French) is a speciality made in chocolate and almond paste. But not only... yum, come on, crunch in the lovely green...

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Lots of amazing stories took place in St-Seurin! Roland de Roncevaux, relics, miracles... Do you know that duke of Lancaster and the Black Prince visited the church before they went to war? The...


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