Beaugency on the Loire

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Beaugency is a small town of 7,500 inhabitants on the banks of the Loire, about 30 km north of Blois and 40 km south of Orléans. The 400-metre long bridge, which dates back to the 12th century, has 23 arches and is said to be the oldest over the Loire. Beaugency is a pretty little town with cobblestones, a Renaissance town hall built in the 16th century, a castle, an abbey church and an 11th century church. It’s certainly worth a detour!

Beaugency bridge

Beaugency bridge

Caesar's Tower seen from the bridge

Caesar’s Tower seen from the bridge

The Loire seen from the Bridge

The Loire seen from the Bridge

The abbey church seen from the back

The abbey church seen from the back

The abbey church from the front

The abbey church from the front

Caesar's Tower

Caesar’s Tower

The courtyard of the castle

The courtyard of the castle

The central market (no longer used)

The central market (no longer used)

The Renaissance town hall built in the 16th century

The Renaissance town hall built in the 16th century

The main square

The main square

A well on one side of the square

A well on one side of the square

Looking through the archway of the local college

Looking through the archway of the local college

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc who helped to win the Battle of Beaugency in 1429.

 

 

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