Saint Rambert - quartier médiéval
The market town of Saint-Rambert was built in the Middle Ages around the priory founded a few centuries before by monks from the Abbey of the Ile Barbe. Saint André's church, the largest Romanesque church in the Loire department, Saint Jean's chapel and the numerous timber frame houses remind us of this period during which this village, close to the river, became a busy commercial town .
" Saint-André's church, the largest Romanesque church in the department, with its characteristic bell tower and porch tower, the latter built in the IXth century.
" Saint-Jean's chapel, which was the first church in Saint-Rambert.
" The Franchise Gate, the only still visible gate belonging to the old town walls.
" Numerous timber frame houses
" The old convent buildings of the priory, today housing the Civilisations Museum.
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