Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 12/12/2013


Photo taken on July  1, 2013



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Lusignan - Notre-Dame et Saint-Junien

Lusignan - Notre-Dame et Saint-Junien
Hugh IV, Lord of Lusignan, founded this church opposite his castle in 1024. Legends tell, that the castle was built by Mélusine, a legendary water nymph, for her noble husband. I had met her already in Pathenay.

The church was completed in the early 12th century, but underwent a number of alterations over the century. The

In 1373, during the 100 Years´ War English troops seized Lusignan, during the siege and the reconquest, led by Bertrand Du Guesclin, the tower - and the vaults collapsed. Already four years later, the damages were repaired. Since then the nave has the vaulting seen here. The length of the church is 57 meters!

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Sonja
Sonja
Very nice vaults!
3 years ago.