Photographer's Note

November 21, 2007
Brive-la-Gaillarde 190031 19100
Corrèze Limousin
45.150 1.533 125 m

On left, COLLEGIAL CHURCH SAINT-MARTIN XIIe XIVe century, of Brive-la Gaillarde, dedicated to Saint-Martin the Spaniard, evangelist of the area in Ve century, and died for its faith by lapidation.

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On right, the HOUSE CAVAIGNAC, XVe XVIIe XVIIIe centuries, was successively convent of Clarisses, benedictine convent of Bonnesaigne, prison of woman, middle-class house, small seminar and museum before sheltering the municipal files of the city since 2006.

A superb treasure is visible in the Saint-Martin church.

Chalice, built by the goldsmith Pierre Rousseau, in Paris, in 1644-1645, pertaining in 1645 to Gabrielle of Beaufort-Canillac, higher of the convent of Bénédictines de Bonnesaigne of 1605 to 1651.

Bust reliquary of Sainte-Claire of Sat of XIIIe century allotted to a workshop of the Limousin. Conceived to receive the RELIQUARY of XIIIe century, in the almond shape, said phylactère of Sainte-Claire and Sainte-Valérie, realized in the Limousin in XIIIe century, on which one sees the miracle of Sainte-Valerie presenting his head at Saint-Martial and below Saint-François presenting the marks at Sainte-Claire.

Brive-la-Gaillarde is a French commune of the south-west of France, sub-prefecture of Corrèze, populated of 49 600 Brivistes, divided on 49 km², that is to say a density of 1 011 hab./km².

It was initially a Gallic borough of the name of Briva Curretia, Gallic "briva", which means bridge, occupied by the Romans at the 1st century, evangelized by Martin saint the Spaniard at the 5th century, made up in commune at the 12th century.
Brive-la-Gaillarde is called, in occitan Briva Galharda. It is known as "Gaillarde" because fortified, of Latin "Galia" meaning the Latin force. In XVIe century the city was surrounded of a roughcast enclosure of turns.
The Town of Brive-la-Gaillarde was the first town of France to being released by its own means at the time of the Second World war, August 15, 1944, and received for this reason the Military Cross 1939-1945.

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