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Les Tourailles is a commune in the Orne département and the region of Basse-Normandie in north-western France.
Geography [ edit ]
Watercourses: The river
History [ edit ]
Notre-Dame de la Recouvrance chapel, departure point for pilgrimages since the 9th century.
Administration [ edit ]
List of Mayors
Paul Le Secq
current Odile Gauquelin
Population [ edit ]
Historical population of Les Tourailles
(Source: INSEE ) [1 ]
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
Sites and monuments [ edit ]
Basilica of the Notre-Dame de la Recouvrance chapel, completed in 1939.
16th-century castle keep, a good ensemble with two pavilions.
Bridge of Tourailles, the remains of a Roman bridge.
Pilgrimages on 8 September and 31 May.
People associated with Les Tourailles [ edit ]
Antoine de Montchrestien (born Falaise, Calvados 1570, died Les Tourailles 1621). Poet and author. Known by the name of 'Vatteville'. He tried to revive the religious wars of the sixteenth century but was killed when making a traveller's stop in Les Tourailles. [2 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ (in English and tables in French) Les Tourailles on the INSEE site
^ The main biographical article gives his year of birth as c. 1575, as does the French biographical article.