11 juin 2007

Brionnet

On the road leading of Besse to Ronzières, the village of Brionnet. Nothing important good, if it is not a vault posed on a dyke, that one sees by far. It dominates all the area, and makes me much think of Saint Michel d' Aiguilhe. There too, one needed boundless ingenuity to assemble materials on this rock top. Arrived on the spot, a nasty surprise. The place does not have the energy of his/her older sister. Let we take nevertheless by the landscape… In the vault, a virgin with the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Valfleury, the black virgin

There was an old vault dedicated to the virgin where ran an healer source. Notre Dame de Valfleury was found, the Christmas day before, a little before year 800. A shepherd saw a broom in flowers. While having drawn aside the branches, it found the statue. The priest transported it in the church, and the following day, it was found in its bush… Once again a Christian symbol comes to bind to the rock, with the old source, like if the old places of worship pouvaint to separate from new. The same forces of the ground... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The church Saint Martin de Valaurie

Valaurie, small village of Drome, has a last rich person. Not far was discovered a prehistoric stone workshop of size, then excavations released a necropolis Gallo-Roman with the place says Crespias. Sarcophagi, currencies of the inscriptions funerary were updated. The parish church Saint Martin depended on the chapter of the canons of the cathedral of Saint-Paul-Three-Castles. It was built with the XII ème century on the slope with the lower part of the enclosure of the strengthened village. It is known as that it was... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The Hermitage of Collias

Not far from Uzès the village of Collias is, in the valley of Gardon. This valley counts a significant number of prehistoric caves, of which famous “the cave of Bayol”, which is unfortunately closed with the public, and which shelters the paintings classified among oldest of the world. The site of Collias is him even very old: arrows dating from the age of bronze and the votive steles were updated.  Among the votive steles found under the ruins of the Hermitage, in a small court which... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The tower Small window and the cathedral Saint Théodorit Saint

Uzès has prehistoric vestiges which attest of its seniority, around the source of the Eure and in the caves of Alzon. With V ème century before J.C., the oppidum of Ucetia was the center of a Greek colony, of which there remains a section of wall not far from the fountain Saint Théodorit. Then the Celts occupied the site starting from the III ème century. Later, the Romans settled and made build an aqueduct of 50 km (the bridge of the gard in is a testimony). In 1090, on the site of a Roman temple, a... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The Saint-Philibert abbey of Tournus

  Tournus is located at the edge of the Saone on a terrace easy to defend and with the shelter of the risings. Located on great voices of communication, Tournus was already a Roman castrum. In 175, the Romans established a camp strengthened on the site. It is used as relay for the legions and the mails of the Empire. Between 177 and 179, Valérien évangélise in Tournus. The Romans decapitate it. It is then buried with the site of the current crypt of the church and the tomb of the martyr then becomes a place of... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The church St Philibert de Tournus

It is one of the largest Romance monuments of France. It was built mainly in XIème century. It is made up of a whole of sanctuaries distributed on three levels: the crypt, the large church on one level, nave and chorus, the entered before-nave forming, and a higher church. Adjacent with the church on its southern side, the principal conventual buildings, storeroom, refectory, chapter house remain laid out around the cloister. The frontage is decorated of a set of bands lombardes. The solid mass is composed of two... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The crypt of Saint-Philibert of Tournus

dedicated to St Valérien, martyrized in Tournus in IIème century, with half-buried because of the slope of the ground, it serves as sitted with the bedside of the church. One will notice the characteristics of voûtement, realized in a kind of concrete coarse and left gross dismantling, heritage of the techniques of vault préromane. The chorus of the crypt is decorated with columns of XIIème century. The central vault shelters the supposed sarcophagus of Saint-Valérien.The crypt reproduces the plan of the chorus. Several... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Mosaics of the Saint-Philibert church

In France, very few mosaics were preserved in place going back to this period. The topics of the calendar and the zodiac, which represents the time of God through the cosmic cycle, that of nature and that of work of the men, illustrated of them others however in XIIème century.The tesselles ones are cut in limestones of local source, gray-beige pinks or blacks essentially. But one noteaussi some elements of marble, white or bluish, and some fragments of rock of importation very coloured, undoubtedly recovered ancient... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Conventual buildings of Saint Philibert

They were undertaken as of the medium of Xlème century: around the cloister, from which the septentrional gallery comes to be joined with the church (only of the four galleries remaining today), the Western wing with the visiting room (old locutorium) and the storeroom extends initially.The Eastern wing, on the other hand, will be preserved in its primitive state until the end of XIème century. It shelters, since, the chapter house, rebuilt after a fire in the middle of XIIIème century. In first half of XIIème century,... [Lire la suite]
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