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  • Lanterne des Morts
    Lanterne des Morts
    by wandeljp
  • Lanterne des morts
    Lanterne des morts
    by wandeljp
  • View on the town from the cemetery
    View on the town from the cemetery
    by wandeljp

La Souterraine Things to Do

  • The cheat facade

    The cheat façade As us visible again during the week (April 2008) to Limoges, here equally the persons in charge had the good idea to paint a blind wall not very appealing, decorate him, bringing some colour on it for the most successful one. ---oooOOOooo--- Comme nous en verrons encore durant la semaine (avril 2008) à Limoges, ici également les...

  • La lanterne des morts.

    La lanterne des morts. A tradition in the region, dating back to the XIII th century, is the presence of "death Lanterns" in the cemetery. Of hexagonal form, she have not really a known function . Did she serve to guide the deaths in their travel towards the beyond? It in remains 4 in the whole department of the Creuse and we had the luck of see...

  • Porte Saint-Jean

    Porte Saint-Jean The Saint-Jean gate is the principal trace of the ramparts from XIII th century. It was one of the principal gate of entry of the city. Visit (free) possible: ask the keys to the bar du marché ---oooOOOooo--- La porte Saint-Jean est le principal vestige de l'enceinte du XIII ème siècle. C'était une des principales portes d'entrée...

  • Eglise Notre Dame

    Eglise Notre Dame Officially "Church of the assumption of the very Holy Virgin", she is half Roman half Gothic . The construction dates back to the 11th century after a donation (1015) story of Brignais (vicinity lord) to the Holy Martial abbey of Limoges. The site already was occupied by a former necropolis. The monks undertake then to restore...

  • The city hal

    La Mairie I not have keep an unforgettable memory of this building (probably from beginning of the last century)Remarkable nevertheless is the curious pinnacle therefore the twisted roof cover with slate-gray is not without recalling the one of the church. Four modillons, older, certainly recovered on traces of the passed are prominent to the...

  • Porte Saint-Jean (2)

    Porte Saint-Jean (2) After loking for the keys to the "Bar of the Market" we climb the exterior stairway. Then after the small gate, we climb the stairway to the summit. Is worth the detour: the view on the city is magnificent. Nevertheless take care to the unequal distance between the steps. ---oooOOOooo--- Après s'être appropriés les clefs au...

  • The Puycharraud gate

    The Puycharraud gate This is "the other" city gate that exists. It is less spectacular, and also less old: she dates back to the XV th century. It4S situated at rue du Portail! ---oooOOOooo--- C'est "l'autre" porte de ville qui subsiste. Elle est moins spectaculaire, et aussi moins ancienne: elle date du XV ème siècle.On la trouve rue du Portail!

  • Les Modillons

    The "Modillons" As we had noted it several times already last year (2007), many buildings have external ornamentations (often grotesque)Here again, there were some on the façade of the city Hall, among others. ---oooOOOooo--- Comme nous l'avions constaté plusieurs fois déjà l'année dernière (2007), de nombreux bâtiments ont des ornementations...

  • Porte Saint-Jean (3)

    Porte Saint-Jean (3) Attention of not to finish your trip in jail! Because it was an other function of the "Porte Saint-Jean". The view there is magnificent but the modest dimensions of the (2) cells must been ongratefull. Do not leave you to confine, for otherwise you to risk remaining to jam! ---oooOOOooo--- Attention de ne pas finir votre...


La Souterraine Off The Beaten Path

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    by wandeljp Updated Apr 24, 2008

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    It was in fact the place of real departure of our walking way anno 2008.

    On the small place one will notice a big rock of granite. She symbolizes the point of encounter of 3 (under) regions: the Market, the Limousin and the Poitou.

    The other characteristic is the death lantern (to see also "things à do"). Small very special monument, we saw three of it in the department (on the 4 existing) during this week. It is located in the middle of the cemetery.

    Characteristic: She served formerly to "to light up the deaths in paradise expectation". In rock of granite, it dates back to the XIII th century and does not less than eight meters of top.


    C'était en fait le lieu de départ réel de notre périple anno 2008.

    Sur la petite place on remarquera une grosse pierre de granit. Elle symbolise le point de rencontre de 3 (sous) régions: la Marche, le Limousin et le Poitou.

    L'autre particularité est la lanterne des morts (voir aussi "things to do"). Petit monument très particulier, nous en verrons trois dans le département (sur les 4 existantes) au cours de cette semaine. Elle se trouve au milieu du cimetière.

    Caractéristiques: Elle servait autrefois à "éclairer les morts en attente de paradis". En pierre de granit, elle date du XIII ème siècle et fait pas moins de huit mètres de haut.


    Lanterne des morts Saint-Agnant : the church View on the town from the cemetery
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