History of the town of Saint-Lô in Normandy
Saint-Lô is a French commune located in the department of Manche and the Lower Normandy region. Formerly, the Gallo-Roman times, the city was Briovère or Briovera meaning the bridge over the Vire Celtic. The town was invaded by the Romans after its occupation by the Gallic clan Unelles Cotentin. Thereafter, in the third century, the city became the scene of various Saxon invasions. In 889, the town was besieged by the Vikings. The village was then razed. It is only from the eleventh century the town experienced a strong economic development. In the thirteenth and fourteenth century, the city was the third of the rich duchy of Normandy.
Tourism and visits to Saint-Lô
Saint-Lô is a city with many religious and civic monuments. Among the religious monuments, you will have the opportunity to discover the Church of Our Lady. Its construction began in 1297 and ends in the seventeenth century. In addition, you have the opportunity to observe the Abbey Church of Sainte-Croix. This building has a Romanesque architecture. It was consecrated in 1204. You can see inside the building, the altar of the Virgin known to be a fine example of nineteenth century polychrome altar. See also, the Chapel of the Madeleine. It was founded in the twelfth century. Several objects are gathered inside the building including pictures recalling the fighting and release city, commemorative plaques, paintings and much more. Apart from religious buildings, you can marvel mêmement the ramparts of the city. These date back to the Middle Ages. Do not miss the Powder Tower and the Tower of Fine looks. See also the National Stud, the belfry and the streets in the oven door, St. George and Falourdel.
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Transfer from Saint-Lô to Paris airports
Saint-Lô is 54 km from Caen and 251 km from Paris. This destination is 287 km from Paris Beauvais airport, 321 km from Orly Airport and 326 km from Charles de Gaulle airport.