Nestled along the slopes of the Pyrenees and close to the Spanish border, Ramonville-Saint-Agne or simply Ramonville enjoys a ... More
Nestled along the slopes of the Pyrenees and close to the Spanish border, Ramonville-Saint-Agne or simply Ramonville enjoys a Mediterranean climate nearly all year around. Like most small towns and villages in France, this one too has had a bloody history during the World Wars. However as time passed, Ramonville brushed off its past and is now a socially, culturally and financially sound commune with abundant ponds, castles and nature tracks. The town is located 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) from Toulouse.
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 ...
During his reign, Louis 12 decided to fortify Lyon and had a number of forts built around the city one
of which was St Jean (middle of 16th century). To give the garrisons easy access a road was built, ...
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 ...