Daily Archives : January 18, 2013

Last Trip of 2012 – Finding frescoes

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This is what Wikipedia has to say about the church of Sillegny: Saint Martin church (French: L’église Saint-Martin), nicknamed the Sistine Chapel of the Seille. Her nave was built in the 15th century. This gothic style church had a massive fortified tower which was used for protecting the inhabitants in the troubled times. Strange that it doesn’t mention the frescoes! They were made around 1540 and represent…

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Last Trip of 2012 – Having a stroll in Sillegny

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Another place that the Tourist Information Office in Metz had recommended to us, was Sillegny. The history of the village goes back to Roman times, when it was located on the Roman road between Metz and Lyon. According to Wikipedia, it was also the battlefield of a couple of wars: In 1635, at the end of the Thirty Years’ War, Sillegny…

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