This church, constructed in 1866 and declared a basilica in 1898, is architecturally characteristic of the 19th Century. It ... More
This church, constructed in 1866 and declared a basilica in 1898, is architecturally characteristic of the 19th Century. It is built in the shape of a Latin cross and topped by an imposing bell tower which rises to over 57 meters (187 feet). Two rose windows on the transept can also be seen from outside, while inside the altars, great organs, and 17th-century wooden sculpture of the Virgin and Child should be admired.
In the twelfth century, the site of Saint Ferreol's church was a Templar command post where the monastico chivalric order
was banned. In 1369 the Augustine monks acquired the Knights' buildings. The current church was consecrated in 1542 and ...
Situated at the entrance to the Vieux Port on the south bank, Fort Saint Nicolas was built on the orders
of the "Sun King" Louis XIV, according to a radial design plan by the chevalier de Clerville in the ...
Viticulture was introduced to this fertile region of Aquitaine by the Romans, and intensified in the Middle Ages. The Saint
Emilion area benefited from its location on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and many churches, monasteries and ...