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Posts Tagged ‘hundred years war’

Castelnaud

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Castelnaud

Castle of Castelnaud Perched with hillside on left bank of the Dordogne, Castelnaud dominates the small borough coiled with its feet. Its former owners, vassal of kings of England, opposed a long time to their neighbors, the lords de Beynac, faithful to kings de France. If the protagonists of these remote quarrels have all disappeared, […]

St Cyprien

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on St Cyprien

The attractive village of St Cyprien is full of history: witness the narrow streets winding up to the 12th-century belltower-keep, part of the abbey church with its famed (and officially listed) organ-chest. The town’s history is tied into that of the abbey. Around 620 AD, a hermit named Cyprien settled in a cave that overlooked […]