Church of St-Pierre & St-Guidon


The church has some original murals and was once a major pilgrimage site: right up until WWI, cart drivers and those suffering fits would arrive here to pray before the reliquary of 10th-century St-Guy (Guidon), the multitasked patron saint of cattle, workhorses, sheds and epileptics. The white-stone spire dominates the patchily attractive, café-ringed square Place de la Vaillance, where several 1920s buildings have pseudo-medieval facades.

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