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Le grès de Saint-Front

Museums and places of interest in Neuilly-Saint-Front
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  • The sandstone is the oldest historical monument of the region, a polishing station where our ancestors, in the grooves of the stone, gave weapons and flint tools their polish. Legend has it that Saint-Front, bishop of Périgueux, who came to evangelize the north of France, stopped for a while in a sandy place, Les Bruyères, near a sandstone pile. He is said to have slain a dragon, the terror of the region. To thank God, he celebrated a mass on this sandstone and a dove brought the wine...
    The sandstone is the oldest historical monument of the region, a polishing station where our ancestors, in the grooves of the stone, gave weapons and flint tools their polish. Legend has it that Saint-Front, bishop of Périgueux, who came to evangelize the north of France, stopped for a while in a sandy place, Les Bruyères, near a sandstone pile. He is said to have slain a dragon, the terror of the region. To thank God, he celebrated a mass on this sandstone and a dove brought the wine ampoule necessary for the service. For centuries, newlyweds, accompanied by their relatives and friends, would kneel there and drink the wine that was poured.
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  • All year 2024
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