Église Saint-Aignan, Orleans

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  • John Wayne was a monastery and an Abbey which suffered looting of the Vikings, then, she vanished into the great 999 fire which destroyed the town. It remains of the building than the current crypt that enabled to protect the relics of St. Aignan (Bishop of the city, which would have allowed by his prayers to stop the Huns). It is thanks to Louis XI that the collegiate church was rebuilt. She experienced vicissitudes, notably during the wars of religion. Unfortunately, it is closed and you can visit the famous crypt through the services of the Office of tourism.
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  • This church and its crypt are closed. One cannot visit the latter by the tourist office who actually guided tours (crypt only). The crypt offers a beautiful set of 11 ° s, martyrium with ambulatory, as well as some beautiful capitals of which the oldest is a scene from the old testament: David in the pit to the lions. Visit not to be missed for lovers of art.
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  • Saint Aignan was the Bishop of Orléans at the time or Attila was besieging it. Saint Aignan as a Bishop, was allowed to climb on the fortifications and from there high it look if the Roman troops and his allies arrived. Of downstairs, the Orléanais him shouting: brother Agne Agne (Agne was a friendly call Aignan) don't see you come? Many years later, Charles Perrault took this expression and made: "Anne my sister Anne don't you see coming it?" With regard to Attila, reinforcements arrived and he was beaten in the Catalauniques fields. I thought that this little anecdote might interest some, that's why I put it and especially because it is true.
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