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Notre-Dame-la-Grande Church

Novel Captain Fracasse Théophile Gautier (1863)
Léandre, the young leader of the troupe, leaves the Auberge Aux Armes de France via the Church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande to go and tell tales outside the walls of Poitiers.
Notre-Dame-la-Grande Church Poitiers
Church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande Poitiers - Photo credit: Fantrippers

“Our gallant reached the open square designated by the little page just as the last stroke of twelve was vibrating in the still night air.”

Theophile Gautier

The theatre company led by Scapin is passing through Poitiers on their tour and stops off at the Aux armes de France inn. If the location of the latter is unknown, probably on the former Place d’Armes, now Place Maréchal-Leclerc, the church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande is mentioned.

One night, the young Léandre escapes from the inn to join Madame the Marquise de Bruyères, whose presence he has no idea. On the way, the gallant passes by the square of the church Notre-Dame-la-Grande. No doubt the old tower refers to the bell tower dating from the 11th century.

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Captain Fracasse has been adapted to the cinema 9 times. There are also 6 television serials, a dozen plays and 2 comic books.

Église Notre-Dame la Grande

Built in the 11th century, the church of Notre-Dame la Grande is a magnificent example of Romanesque art from Poitou. Over the years, it has fascinated, inspired and bewitched.

Traces of a place of worship on this site can be found as early as the 10th century. But it is in the 11th century that the church of Notre-Dame la Grande finds it... Learn more about Église Notre-Dame la Grande

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