St Martin de Villehardouin

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Eglise Saint-Martin
Rue Gaulière
Villehardouin
10220 Val d'Auzon
Latitude: 48.379414
Longitude: 4.381249
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Presentation

I am St Martin of Tours, the patron saint of this church and one of the saints the most venerated saints in France. The sculptor depicted the Roman legionnaire that I was then in Amiens at the end of the C4th with the features of a noble cavalier of the first third of the C16th; admire my distant features, my very curly beard and my hat the latest fashion at the time of Francis 1. My mount is also sturdy, a heavy horse capable of long rides.
What can we make of this bearded and dirty tramp with the mutilated leg, supported by a crutch, that is holding his hand out to me? I could have jostled him but I was moved with pity, it was so cold outside that I took my sword to cut my coat in two and offered him half of it…you may think I should have given him the whole cloak and I feel that you are ready to accuse me… no, it was not by stinginess because I could only offer this half, the other belonged… to the emperor. The ordered society was also a sharing society that wanted to be equitable.

MR. H. 27-07-1957


Prix et dates

Free access

Depending on the season. You can contacting the intercommunal tourism office by info@pnrfo.org

Coordonnées

St Martin de Villehardouin
Rue Gaulière
Villehardouin
10220 Val d'Auzon

Tel 03 25 43 38 88
Mail info@pnrfo.org