World War II

Wedding at Cana, Louvre museum - ©Sailko / CC-BY-SA Wedding at Cana, Louvre museum - ©Sailko / CC-BY-SA

12 Cistercian monks who came from Limousin founded the abbey in 1123: they called it locus dei, which means "God's place"! The monastery was protected by bishop of Rodez and enriched by local lords.

The castle - ©elfabriciodelamancha / Public domain The castle - ©elfabriciodelamancha / Public domain

Normans, English, a minister Raised at a time when Normans moved in the area, after the signature of the treaty of St-Clair-sur-Epte in 911, Creully was dogged between the English and the French...

The castle - ©Yann Gwilhoù / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Yann Gwilhoù / CC-BY-SA

Montségur attracted lots of lunatics. Among them, the Nazis… who came here to seek the Grail! Just imagine Himmler and a row of German officers, ploughing along towards the ruins… sinister shadows...

The Renaissance façade - ©MOSSOT / CC-BY-SA The Renaissance façade - ©MOSSOT / CC-BY-SA

Jeanne’s broken heart Montal, raised between 1523 and 1534, was the old familial castle Jeanne de Balzac d'Entragues' father owned in 1473. She transformed it into a true Renaissance jewel. But, did...

Carrefour de la Résistance, Orléans forest - ©Wikineptune / CC-BY-SA Carrefour de la Résistance, Orléans forest - ©Wikineptune / CC-BY-SA

Lorris used to be, during the World War II, one of the most important maquis (French Resistance movement) in Loiret. Internment camps was set up in Pithiviers, Beaune-la-Rolande, Jargeau: in fact...

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