Tower

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Persecuted... Crest was used as a sinister jail between the 17th and the 19th century, for Protestants mainly. Hey, by the way, look at her: Isabeau, the lil lunatic shepherdess. She was locked in...

Nicolas and Pernelle, Innocents cemetery - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain Nicolas and Pernelle, Innocents cemetery - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain

Flamel and the Boucherie The former Saint-Jacques tower was part of a medieval church: Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie. Boucherie (butcher’s shop) refers to the Grande Boucherie located between the...

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Let me introduce the tour de l’Honneur, also know as l’honneur de Lesparre (″Lesparre’s pride″) in the Middle Ages. Aaah, the castle was so gorgeous, in the past: imagine 7 big towers! Well, today...

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A troubadour was born in the castle! Yes, Aimeric de Belenoi, in 1216. First a monk, then jongleur and troubadour. He went in Chambéry and Evian and sojourned in castles belonging to the house of...

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Towers galore Impregnable towers on a rocky spur, overlooking the river Maronne, here’s the vast citadel of Merle. We have 7 buildings remaining: the chapel, Fulcon’s keep (12th c.), Ganhac’s(...

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A philosopher, nettles, a desert The tradition says that the Greek philosopher Seneca lived 8 years in exile in Corsica, between 41 to 49 BC, exiled because his mistress was Germanicus’ daughter...

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Colomba’s real story Colomba’s story? A story of vendetta, typical Corsican revenge! Colomba Bartoli was born in Fozzano in May 1775. Here we can see her native house, the little church she raised...

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We found Giac here, in Sancerre, in this lovely tower… The story says that Catherine, lady of l'Isle-Bouchard, married Pierre de Giac. She was pretty, witty… and very rich. Men lost their mind and...

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We see it from the castle’s terrace! What’s the purpose of this high bell-tower? A church? Almost, yes: remain of a former church dedicated to saint Antoine! Raised between 1529 and 1575, this...

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Here’s the only vestige of the Augustine convent founded in 1261: the church’s bell-tower (1377). It’s a square tower crowned by a stony spire and an iron campanile. The construction of the church...


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