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La Châtre in Indre, Centre-Val de Loire, France
 

Fontaine Sainte-Radegonde

 
 
Fontaine Sainte-Radegonde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Fonce, August 12, 2017
1. Fontaine Sainte-Radegonde Marker
Inscription.
La Grand Font était autrefois consacrée à Notre Dame. La croyance populaire y a ensuite attaché le cult de Sainte-Radegonde (521-587).

Mentionnée dans les archives des le XVe siècle cette fontaine miraculeuse jaillissait initialement du rocher avant d'être reconstruite sous le Second Empire à son emplacement actuel.

On y a faisait brûler des chandelles pour la bonne déliverance des femmes en couches.


[English translation:]

The Grand Font was once dedicated to Our Lady. In popular belief it then became associated with the cult of Sainte-Radegonde (521-587 AD).

Mentioned in the archives of the fifteenth century, this miraculous fountain originally gushed from rock before being rebuilt during the Second Empire at its current location.

Candles were lit at the fountain for a healthy delivery for women in labor during childbirth.

(Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 46° 34.93′ N, 1° 59.434′ E. Marker is in La Châtre, Centre-Val de Loire, in Indre. Marker is at the intersection of Rue Jean Depruneaux and Rue de la Fontaine on Rue Jean Depruneaux. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Rue Jean Depruneaux, La Châtre, Centre-Val de Loire 36400, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least

Fontaine Sainte-Radegonde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Fonce, August 12, 2017
2. Fontaine Sainte-Radegonde Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maison rue des Pavillons (within shouting distance of this marker); Pont des Cabignats (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); La Bataille de Bir Hakeim / The Battle of Bir Hakeim (about 210 meters away); Place du Docteur Vergne (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); La maison du Chevalier d'Ars (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Place du Marché / Market Square (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Plaque Commémorative de Jean Pacton (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hôtel de Villaines (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Châtre.
 
Also see . . .  Chapelle-fontaine Sainte-Radegonde dite la Grand Font (Wikipedia, in French). (Submitted on February 16, 2018.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionMan-Made Features
 
<i>La Châtre - Fontaine de la Grand Font</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by A. Dumas, circa 1910
3. La Châtre - Fontaine de la Grand Font
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2018, by Eric Fonce of La Châtre, France. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2018, by Eric Fonce of La Châtre, France.   3. submitted on February 16, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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