Saugues Travel Guide

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    Saugues from above.
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    The fearsome "Bete du Gevaudan".
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    by pfsmalo Written Sep 3, 2013

    A very small centre has a couple of sights, most notably the "Tour des Anglais", a 12th c tower 23 metres high. This was originally part of a castle that was burnt down in 1788, now houses a small museum. The collegiale church of St Medard is also from the 12th c. In the older part of the village you'll find what looks like bear prints on the floor, leading you from one site to another. There is also another museum dedicated to the "Beast of Gevaudan", closed on our passage.

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    by pfsmalo Written Aug 27, 2013

    Favorite thing: Whether entering Saugues by the north or south, you'll find some statues at either end, some normal and some rather weird. Plus the crosses that pilgrims use for putting stones and saying short prayers. Coming from Le Puy there is first off the impressive statue of the "beast" in wood done by an association of local woodcutters. On the trail itself just a few metres away is a totem with some strange figures sculpted into the wood. A little way out of Saugues you'll find the Pilgrims tree close to a washerwoman and her tub and another statue of St Jacques showing the pilgrims the way.

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