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Saint-Parize-le-Châtel is a commune in the Nièvre in central département France.
, a famous Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours motor racing circuit that hosts the Formula One French Grand Prix, is located in the communes of Magny-Cours and Saint-Parize-le-Châtel.
History [ edit ]
The area was evangelised in the 6th century by Patricius (Saint Patrice), a monk after whom the village was named. Before that, the place was known as
Gentilico, Gentiliaco or Gentilly.
French Revolution, Saint-Parize-le-Châtel was renamed Brenery for some months.
Crypt of Saint-Patrice Church
Sights and monuments [ edit ]
Château de Villars: 14th century castle. [1 ] Church of Saint-Parize-le-Chatel: 12th century.
[2 ] Château de la Chasseigne: 15th century manor house.
Château de Tâche: 16th century hunting lodge
Château de Lange: fortified house whose origin was a small 12th century castle. The present structure dates from the 15th century.
Les Fonts-Bouillants: sparkling water springs, exploited commercially between 1895 and 1975.
Fontaine des vertus: spring in forest, in which, according to local legend,
Joan of Arc washed her sword after liberating Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier in 1429.
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