Its 12th century church is dedicated to no less than two saints Saint Mande and Saint Jean and is far too grand for such a small village. The reason for this is that the village became a place of pilgrimage over the centuries with visitors flocking to the 'miraculous well' located behind the church. The information board near the well doesn't give much away but its Saint Mande's doing - an Irish saint apparently who ended up here (?) and provided a well whose water cured many an ailment including fevers and rickets.
Bathing in the shallow pool was also supposed to be good for the complexion although it is not recommended nowadays, as you are more likely to be given an ailment rather than being cured of one. This is a shame really as we might have had a spa town to rival La Roche Posay here in Southern Touraine.
|The village also has some pretty little houses - this one obviously had no trouble with the 'window tax'|
|There is a small active 'theatre' in the village which friends have said can put on some very good shows.|
|An interesting little place which, with its Irish saint, its hint of Knights Templar and Roman settlement has an interesting history, Its newly opened restaurant brings it right up to date.|