Category: Poitou-Charentes History


Romanesque churches of medieval Melle

France holidays, gites in Poitou-Charentes, Romanesque architecture

Melle is a busy small town about 25 minutes drive from Vanzay. Melle was founded in the reign of Charlemagne as a mining centre and was, for a time, the home of the French mint, although silver had been mined…

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Exploring the medieval history of Poitou-Charentes

Poitou-Charentes has had a turbulent history that has left a rich cultural and architectural heritage. This heritage is best represented by the numerous churches, many of which are Romanesque and served pilgrims on the route to Santiago de Compostela. Over…

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