Relic

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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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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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Mary-Magdalene: you sinner! Our story began with Mary-Magdalene... do you know her? She was born in a castle in Galilee, she was a princess with royal blood, but she lived as a sinner with a pretty...

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An old church Once upon a time, in the 7th century... there was an old women convent dedicated to saint Eulalie, a young Spanish saint martyred in the 4th century. The founder abbess was Hildemarche.

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An eventful story The foundation Franciscan monks came in Lyon in the beginning of the 13th century. Humbert de Grolée gave them one of his land on the left bank of the river Rhône, so they could...

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In 1032, count of Anjou Foulques Nerra’s son, Geoffroy Martel, seized the county of Vendôme: counts of Vendôme were born! Geoffroy immediately rebuilt the old stronghold and moved here with his wife...

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They raised the chapel on the foundation of the old church Saint-Wulphy, in order to put mysterious relics... In August 1100, an inhabitant from Rue found a painting of the Christ in a bark stranded...

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Gaudérique, a story of water No, it's not a joke! Gaudérique made it rain! Who was he? A very local saint, worshipped near Perpignan and Saint-Martin-du-Canigou, more usually in Roussillon. He lived...

Patern on the left in St-Pierre, Vannes - ©Fab5669 / CC-BY-SA Patern on the left in St-Pierre, Vannes - ©Fab5669 / CC-BY-SA

The first mention of the cathedral dates back to 465, when a council took places in Vannes on the occasion of saint Patern’s consecration. Patern? One of the 7 saints founders of Brittany, with...

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The French writer Ernest Renan (who was born in Tréguier) said the cathedral is a "master-piece of lightness". The oldest part of the church dates back to the 12th century: it's the Romanesque...


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