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Notre Dame de Temniac

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Hidden : 10/25/2014
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Cette cache vous permettra de découvrir le bourg de Temniac, situé sur les hauteurs de Sarlat, avec son église et son château.


With this cache, you will discover the small town of Temniac, on a hill near Sarlat, with its church and its castle.


Le bourg de Temniac, perché sur une colline située à 3 km du centre de Sarlat, domine le côté nord-est de la cuvette naturelle où s’est établie la ville. Son sommet est occupé par une église à laquelle est adossé un château, aujourd’hui en cours de rénovation. Eglise et château sont classés monuments historiques.

Datant du XIIe siècle, l’église Notre-Dame est de style byzantin ; elle fut érigée en prieuré par le pape Clément V en 1312. En 1688, au cours d’une épidémie de peste sur Sarlat, une procession y est organisée un lundi de Pentecôte. Suite à la guérison de tous les malades, l’église connut la ferveur du pèlerinage marial, qui s’est perpétué jusqu’au milieu du XXe siècle.

En 1317, à la création de l’évêché de Sarlat par le pape Jean XXII, Temniac passe des mains des abbés à celles des évêques. Le premier évêque fait reconstruire le château mais il est bien vite détruit, victime des guerres qui ont secoué le Périgord ; il est reconstruit par Bertrand de la Cropte, seul évêque inhumé à Temniac. Incendié pendant les guerres de Religion, puis pendant la Fronde, il est reconstruit et prendra son aspect classique, avec la création d’une habitation confortable au milieu de l’enceinte défensive. Démantelé pendant la Révolution, vendu comme bien national, le château devient une carrière de pierres, avant de disparaître sous le lierre et les ronces.


The village of Temniac perched on a hill 3 km from the center of Sarlat, overlooks the northeast side of the natural bowl where the city was established. Its summit is occupied by a church which is backed by a castle, now under renovation. Church and castle are classified as historical monuments. 

Dating from the 12th century, Notre Dame is in the Byzantine style; it was erected into a priory by Pope Clement V in 1312. In 1688, as Sarlat was suffering from plague, a procession took place which is supposed to have cured all patients. Since then, Mary pilgrimages have taken place in the church, until mid 20th century. 

In 1317, when pope John XXII created the diocese of Sarlat, Temniac’s property passed from the abbots to the bishops. The first bishop rebuilt the castle, but it was quickly destroyed, due to wars that shook the Périgord; it was rebuilt again by Bertrand de la Cropte, only bishop buried in Temniac. Burned during the Wars of Religion, and during the Fronde, it was rebuilt and took its classic look, with the building of a comfortable home in the middle of the defensive walls. Dismantled during the Revolution, sold as national property, the castle became a stone quarry, before disappearing under ivy and brambles.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N y'rkgéevrhe, ra qrfpraqnag iref yn fnpevfgvr / Bhgfvqr, ba gur jnl qbja gb gur fnpevfgl

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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