Every heard of a croix hosannière ('hosanna cross')? Nope, us neither. But we kept seeing signs for one when we took a short break in the Charente-Maritime back in June, so in the end we gave in and went to look at it.
The structure is 16th century, located in the cemetery. It is a rare monument in the region with its Corinthian colonnade whose four corners are oriented to the four cardinal points and surmounted by a pyramid ending with a cross.
And that's it -- the limit of what we have been able to find out about it. But our reading has revealed that there is one at Villaine les Rochers, in the Loire Valley, too, so we had better go and check it out sometime.
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