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Abbaye de Beaupré
Abbaye de Beaupré
The parish of La Gorgue was founded at the same time, as the Abbey in 1220.
The Abbey was destroyed in 1797 during the french revolution.
 
 
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Abbaye de Beaupré
Abbaye de Beaupré
Archaeological excavations of the Abbaye de Beaupré in La Gourge 
 
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Jean Calvin
Jean Calvin
10. juli 1509 - 27. maj 1564 
 
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La Gorgue 1608
La Gorgue 1608
La Gourge, France 1608. Where the first known Devantier (1637) came from.

Later the Church and all the city were
destroyed in april 1918 during the first world war
 
 
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Le magot de La Gorgue
Le magot de La Gorgue
There are no protestant church in La Gorgue.
But there is a statue of a "magot" in fact a goat.
That was the nickname of the protestants in the city.
Because in august 1566 they come in the church with this animal 
 
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site abbaye de Beaupré
site abbaye de Beaupré
Archaeological excavations of the Abbaye de Beaupré in La Gourge 
 
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The Barthelemy Massacre
The Barthelemy Massacre
An Eyewitness Account of the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre by François Dubois.

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 24 August - 17 September 1572. 
 
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The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Day
The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Day
 
 
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Undes 10 cailloux
Undes 10 cailloux
La Gorgue is a village in the "pays de Lalloeu" which means without any Lord.
The community was directed by 10 "Echevins" (town councilors).
You can see on the picture one of the 10 stones (which was a seat for them)