11 juin 2007

SteThérence

  Sainte Thérence was a humble shepherdess who lived at the beginning of VIème century. One day that it crossed to ford to join the hermit Saint Marien, a storm caused a sudden rising. Whereas it drowned, the voice of God stopped the floods. To thank the lord, it conceived the project to build a vault. By keeping its herd, it collected the stones the day, filled of it a carriage drawn by its ass and carried them with the mason the evening while returning to the farm. One morning, a bear surptit and... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The Holy-Germaine church and Saint-Pardoux in Arfeuilles

  There is an important megalithic and druidic presence with Arfeuilles and in the area (rez it Gailles, rez it Murceint, rez it Schoolboys). It was a crossing point, or the Celts, then the Gallo-Roman ones, settled. The worship with the goddess-mother it is continued with the presence of a black virgin, Notre-Dame d' Arfeuilles (“Arfolia” in 1337), which had the property to make revive the children still-born children without baptism, and to make fall the rain in the event of dryness. In the event of calamity, the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Beaune-d' Allier

  Beaune-d' Allier comes from Belna, (quoted under the name of Belna in 1394) of the name of Belenos (Gallic god), unquestionable site of a temple with Bélénos and Minerve on a source with the site of the Saint-Porcien vault. The Saint-Aignan church lost with the wire of the centuries its primitive aspect (Romance style auvergnat). It dates from XIIème century for the nave, of the enlargings took place in XVIème century and the XIXème century.The Saint-Aignan fountain is also a christianized Gallic crowned... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The St. Lawrence church in Châtel-de-Neuvre

  The Romance church of Châtel-of-Neuvre overhangs the meanders Allier river.  The parish of Châtel-of-Neuvre belonged to the diocese of Clermont. The St. Lawrence church, located at the top of a hillock dominating the valley To combine it, occupies one of the positions more spéctaculaires department. The church comprises a very narrow nave, one of oldest Allier. This one is enlightened directly and counterthrust of sides arched in quadrant. The projecting transept not very was... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Church Saint Martin's day in Besson

  A donation of September 20, 1077, of the bishop of Clermont, Durand, in Guillaume, prior of Saint-Pourçain on Sioule, makes appear Saint Martin's day de Besson among the possessions of the abbey of Tournus. At the revolution, the church was put at the biddings and was bought by the marquis de Tilly, lord of Botz, in order to save it demolition. It is a building of XIIème century to nave of four spans, sides, transept nonprojecting, apses and absidioles in hemicycle. Its construction was done... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Saint-Pierre's church in Gipcy

  Gipcy has a Gallic ethymology. The parish of Gipcy belonged formerly to the diocese of Bourges and depended on the abess of saint-Menoux.Built out of sandstones which vary yellow with the gray, it consists of a long nave of six spans with barrel vault broken supported by beams. The church is finished, without transept, by an apse in hemicycle. It was with the Middle Ages a priory Benedictine, not far from the abbey of Grandmont, strengthened in XIème century. At the XVIIème century, a pélerinage was still in... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The Saint-Aignan church in Bègues

  Of the Celt Nozzle or Beg meaning “advanced rock point”, Bègues overhangs the valley of Sioule and communicates with it by passages located between two escarpments.Many archaeological discoveries revealed the seniority of the site: a menhir, elements in a cave, the “cafrotte”, dug in the rock on the level of Sioule, also testify to a prehistoric occupation. Presence also of tumuli with bronze axes.Later, the Gallic ones strengthened the place in oppidum. The site probably represented a advanced camp arverne... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Saint-Pourçain on Sioule, church Holy-Cross

  The city was founded at the 5th century around a small monastery which at the time mérovingienne becomes an abbey then a rich person and powerful priory. It is starting from VIème century that one finds traces of the city in the history when Porcianus, a former pig-keeper who became abbot of a monastery and is established on an unknown date on this small height dominating the river. With the Middle Ages, the priory Benedictine, which depended on the Saint-Philibert Abbey of Tournus will prospèra at the same... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Church of the Holy Trinity in Autry-Issard

  Autry-Issard belongs to the way of Saint-Jacob in Bourbonnais, which was reconsidered little time ago. A layout was established according to thorough research and was elaborate in order to propose to the pilgrim of the way of Jacques Saint in Bourbonnais the greatest number of reference marks jacquaires, of strong points of the Romanesque art, a relatively right line and an intact rural landscape, as well as possibilities of lodging. It is difficult to find the true way, but the following list surely approaches... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The Saint-Denis's church in Deux-Chaises

The church is Romance and dates from XIème and XIIème centuries. The parish of Two-Chairs belonged formerly to the diocese of Bourges. The church belonged to the Saint-Denis abbey close to Paris, then it passed in the possessions of that of Chapelaude close to Montlucon, and finally to that of Montet. It is composed of a central nave flanked of two collateral narrow, of an apse, preceded by a long right span, like both absidioles.Its bell-tower is at square base. The arrow is covered out of gasoline of ... [Lire la suite]
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