11 juin 2007

Vassivière

Vasivière would come from '' go iver " (the temple of water);  the site is an old Celtic place honouring the divinities with water of Couze, Clamouze and the lake Pavin. Notre-Dame naturally took the succession of these divinities, like source of life and protective of the travellers. Located at the foot of Puy of Paraillet, at a distance of 8 km of the village of Besse, Vassivière has a holy source, the chapelloune, and dominates the division of two hydraulic basins,... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Besse in Chandesse

The origin of Besse in Chandesse is still to elucidate. Concerning the name of the village, one knows that there is nearly thousand years, fires of Besse depended on another place, more important: chandess, today hamlet of Chandèze. At the time medieval, the village affirms its position of stage, of relai, market and fair. The church Saint Andre was built at the end of XIIe. The building, become too small with the surge of the pilgrims coming to venerate Notre Dame de... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Cheix

Not far from Besse, while going down again in the valley, the caves of Jonas are there to speak a little history to us. Right before turning on the small shaded road, a small lost village, Cheix. Obligatory stop!   On the side of the road, vis-a-vis a pretty church, (in which a flowered virgin says to us hello, (unfortunately, as usual, one needs the keys!) a stone laid down at the edge of a brook. It is perhaps not a megalith, but it is effective for the evil of back. On... [Lire la suite]
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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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