"ST. JUNIEN" Oradour-sur-Glane Off The Beaten Path Tip by balhannah

  Dragonfly fountain at St. Junien
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  • Dragonfly fountain at St. Junien - Oradour-sur-Glane
      Dragonfly fountain at St. Junien
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  • Church at St. Junien - Oradour-sur-Glane
      Church at St. Junien
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A 13km drive took us to the medieval town of St. Junien. The town is named after its Patron Saint [6th century religious hermit, named Julien]
The hermit was said to cure the faithful with holy spring water.

The 11th century Romanesque monastery of St-Junien was built around his tomb and is worth a visit for its sculptures and frescoes.
In the town we saw many fountains with unusual sculpture's of a Dragonfly. I believe, the Dragon fly is related to water, so I guess it maybe to do with the holy spring water.

Website: http://www.latronchaise.fr/stjunien.htm

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  • Written Sep 13, 2011
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