Tag Archives: Villefranche de Rouergue

Place Notre Dame…Villefranche de Rouergue by michaelglascock

Villefranche was founded in 1252 by Alphonse de Poitiers Count of Toulouse & brother to the King St Louis
The Ville is classed grand site of the Midi Pyrénées & also ville of art & history with the other (Bastides of Rouergue)

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Abbaye Loc Dieu…Villefranche de Rouergue by michaelglascock

A Unique example of a Cistercian Abbey of the XII century, fortified in the fifteenth century. Turned into a park and castle, it has preserved its original monastic domain . During WW2 it sheltered the paintings of the Louvre, including the Mona Lisa in 1940

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