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July 30th, 2011
Belvès 240035 24170
Dordogne Aquitaine
44.775 1.004 160 m

Notre-Dame of Montcuq, Belvès

One view. The apse.
Other view. Belvès castle of 16th century.

The Gothic church NOTRE-DAME OF MONTCUQ, or Notre-Dame of Assomption, 13th 15th 16th 19th centuries. Registered on historic monuments since 2000.

The church NOTRE-DAME DE MONTCUQ, built in the place of a ancient monastery established in 830 destroyed repeatedly by the Normans in the 9th century, quoted in 1153, was reconstructed from 1250 till 1270, from 1460 till 1490, then even from 1595 till 1610, and restored on diverse occasions until our days.

Belvès has again the decorations of the Félibrée, Felibrejada in occitan, a festival which takes place every year in a city different from Périgord for the 1st Sunday of July, festival of the customs and of the traditions of the Périgord. This festival immortalizes the memory of the troubadours who sang the langue d'Oc in the Middle Ages.

BELVÈS is a french municipality, located in the department of the Dordogne of the Aquitaine region, populated of 1504 belvésois en 2004, distributed out of 23.7 km², that is to say 63.6 hab/km².

Belvès, in Périgord Noir, is an ancient medieval city, which is also one of the most beautiful villages of France .

In 1304 the archbishop of Bordeaux, Bertrand de Got, future pope Clément V, and in 1577, Henri de Navarre, future king Henri IV, stayed at Belvès.

In 1304 the archbishop of Bordeaux Bertrand of Got, pope in 1305 under the name of Clément V, 1264-1314, and in 1577 Henri de Navarre, king of France in 1589 under the name of Henri IV, 1553-1610, stayed at Belvès.

My images of Belvès.

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