An immersion in heritage
History lovers will have plenty to feed their curiosity. The “Privilege visit to Medieval Sancerre” immerses you in the heart of the history of Sancerre, through a route where the many historical monuments reveal their secrets.
As a preamble, you enjoy an unobstructed view of the Loire Valley and the vineyard.
In Carolingian times, a small hillside village,
grouped around the Saint-Rombre church, would have been named Saint-Cère.
He would have become Sancerre by popular deformation.
In the 13th century, Étienne de Champagne, first Count of Sancerre built a fortified castle at the highest point of the hill.
Ville haute was then synonymous with security and protection.
He then fortified the city with a thick wall.
The latter played a preponderant role in the Middle Ages.
Sancerre the impregnable, watching the Loire was born.
In the main street are shops, cellars, restaurants, which invite you to stroll through the streets and, why not taste a glass of Sancerre !!.
Other buildings and buildings from the medieval period remain in this town and bear witness to its wealth thanks to the wine trade.
Built on the banks of the Loire, the bargemen’s quarter of Saint-Thibault has a rich history turned towards the Royal River!
Follow the guide and discover its history, its heritage, and the different traffic routes that cross it, making it an important place of exchange!
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