11 juin 2007

Polignac, the church

The chorus is X and XIèmes centuries, the nave of XIIème century, except the last span, which was added to last century. Its dimensions: 30m length, 14m broad and 12m top (under vault) make of it a remarkable building for a small agglomeration. The church (except the last span inside) is built out of cut, ochre or black stone, coming from volcanic castings of the Denise. This stone lending itself badly to the fine sculpture, was replaced for the majority of the capitals by the white stone of the careers of Blavozy. ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The castle of Polignac

Undoubtedly occupied since antiquity, this site is the property of the Family of Polignac since XIème century. The strategic site ordered the roads in the West and the North of the city of Puy-in-Velay. During two centuries, the Viscounts of Polignac will oppose to the bishops of Puy in a fight without mercy in connection with tolls on the road of the pélerinages. The site is for a long time regarded as a crowned mountain. It is not thus astonishing to find here, on the height, Apollon, answering Anna, rules being in... [Lire la suite]
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