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Collegiate church Ours
It is on the same rocky outcrop that the Feudal Fortress and the Royal Home. Its origin goes up at the 5th century when St Eustoche, Eveque of Turns, built at this place an oratory. About year 500 St Ours created a monastery there. In 962, with the return of a pélerinage in Rome, the Count of Anjou Geoffroy Grisegonelle founded Collegiate church, this is why for a long time the Counts of Anjou exerted a supervision on the establishment. The Pope Jean III granted to Collegiate church the privilege to raise directly of the Holy See. The Canons were always vigilant not to leave Archeveques de Tours eencroach upon on their rights. The current building has an original architecture, it is the resultant of work being spread out X in XIVe centuries. Only three vaults in apses belong to the construction of Xème century. The interior porch of the church is remarkable with its sculptures.

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