Tragic destiny

Philibert's grave - ©Rémi Villalongue / CC-BY Philibert's grave - ©Rémi Villalongue / CC-BY

Do you think someone can get lost in the Catacombs? Like in a good old horror film, lost in the dark... This tragic story happened to a chap named Philibert Aspairt: he died in Paris Catacombs, one...

The cave - ©Thomas Bresson / CC-BY The cave - ©Thomas Bresson / CC-BY

Near the springs of the river Marne, in Balesmes-sur-Marne (Haute-Marne), here’s the cave of Sabinus: it’s 20 metres deep, 30 long, 1,30 high. But who was Sabinus? What about he and his wife Eponine...

The bridge - ©Frédérique PANASSAC / CC-BY-SA The bridge - ©Frédérique PANASSAC / CC-BY-SA

The bridge Oh, it only remain an arch and a fortified gate, from this bridge raised between the 12th and the 13th century over a mountain stream… The rest was destroyed by a water flood in the 18th...

The tower - ©Dhfozzano / CC-BY-SA The tower - ©Dhfozzano / CC-BY-SA

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...

The castle - ©Père Igor / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Père Igor / CC-BY-SA

We can’t visit the castle. But we are here on the land which belonged to the chevalier d'Aydie, the only love of the famous lady Aïssé… This true and sad story born in the 18th century let a mark...

The castle - ©Père Igor / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Père Igor / CC-BY-SA

The famous lady Aïssé lived here with her dear love the chevalier d'Aydie! She was a little slave from Constantinople, brought back in France. He was a handsome and romantic chevalier, from Mayac in...

The castle - ©Chabe01 / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Chabe01 / CC-BY-SA

A castle with bridges We can visit the castle’s park, today… A nice little stroll, where you’ll discover 8 different bridges, with the quiet river of the Veyle and the lovely façade of the 17th...

The plaque - ©Michel Lefrancq / CC-BY-SA The plaque - ©Michel Lefrancq / CC-BY-SA

Hear ye, hear ye chevalier de Pontblanc's tragic story! In Lannion, we have a Geoffroy de Pontblanc's street. A the bottom of it, we find a granite cross built in the wall, with the date "1346" and...

The square - ©Jibi44 / CC-BY-SA The square - ©Jibi44 / CC-BY-SA

The executions’ square A sinister place We are here in Nantes’ oldest district, mentioned at the end of the 10th century, when count of Rennes Conan I, nicknamed le Tors (″the Twisted″) raised the...

Southern side - ©Musicaline / CC-BY-SA Southern side - ©Musicaline / CC-BY-SA

A Dauphin and a young Breton Raised between 1782 and 1784, the gate was dedicated to the Dauphin’s birth in 1781, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette’s son! So that’s why they called it "Saint-Louis'...


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