Wars of Religion

The façade - ©Jordiferrer / CC-BY-SA The façade - ©Jordiferrer / CC-BY-SA

Little stories... Eleanor, Henri and Company The Gothic cathedral of Saint-Pierre of Poitiers was raised in 840 on the foundations of the old church of Saint-Hilaire. A fire destroyed everything in...

The keep - ©Sanao / Public domain The keep - ©Sanao / Public domain

Foulques in Moncontour The keep was raised in 1040 by Fulk Nerra (Foulques in French), the famous builder count of Anjou. Here, this tower looks like every keep Fulk raised in France.Two Bretons...

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Astorg d’Aurillac, troubadour Astorg, born in Conros In 1130, Astorg I d’Aurillac (the legend says his ancestor was saint Géraud’s sister, who founded the city of Aurillac in the 10th c.) raised a...

The bridge - ©Petr1888 / CC-BY-SA The bridge - ©Petr1888 / CC-BY-SA

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...

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Shoots in the night Nuits is mentioned since the Middle Ages. But the first lord who went down history was Pierre de Chenu: he get the land in 1533. We were in middle of the Renaissance era! His son...

Illustration picture - ©Jebulon / CC0 Illustration picture - ©Jebulon / CC0

What’s this? You can eat plums from Brignoles in jams, in cakes, as a dry fruit... It’s an oblong fruit, with a black or red peel. Its pulp is pretty sweet with a nice orange colour.The little...

Notre-Dame-des-Portes - ©Moreau.henri / CC-BY-SA Notre-Dame-des-Portes - ©Moreau.henri / CC-BY-SA

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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Gombault and his fountain We are now in the quiet Creuse valley, in the département of Indre. In the middle of nowhere, here’s the Benedictine abbey of Fontgombault, founded in the middle of the...

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The city look-out post Here’s the belfry, symbol of the city mayors' power... We think it was raised by Guillaume Pellevoysin, architect from Bourges. We also known it as Saint-Jean's tower...

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The castle’s highest tower Huguenots on the mountain Here’s the last remain of the proud and impregnable castle of Sancerre, destroyed in 1621 by governor of Berry Henri de Bourbon, because the city...


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