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The place Gordaine: gable, sermon and mysterious name

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Street District Jean Calvin Place Gordaine

In the past we found here a Gallo-Roman gate: they transformed it into a market place in the Middle Ages, where butchers and fish merchants traded.

The legend says young Calvin made his first sermon, here! We still can see the stone where he stood...

In fact, it’s the fish market’s stone, the place where merchants gathered! Historians even said it was a druidic stone...

What about the square's name? A mystery... maybe it comes from Gordon, like the famous Château-Gordon raised near Sancerre?

Or maybe from gord, which was a kind of fish net?

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