The Sands of Olonne...

The most important church in Les Sables is Notre Dame de Bon Port, built by the Cardinal Richelieu when he worked so hard to suppress Protestantism here and throughout the kingdom of Louis XIII.  This is not the least of paradoxes in French history, but Louis XIII's father was a Protestant himself.  We saw the Place des Vosges and the Pont Neuf in Paris, both built by France's favorite king, Henri IV, the author of the world's first declaration of religious freedom, the Edict of Nantes, signed a few kilometers from here in 1598.
FirstPrevious NextLast
Gallery  Links  Summary page  Title page

Please send e-mail to M Lastinger to provide feedback about this page. 

This page last updated on 6/2/2003 7:45:30 AM.