Fortified churches

  • The fortified churches of Metzgau

    You can count some 100 fortified churches in Lorraine, yet there are even more in Metz. They were first built from the 13th century onwards and they were renovated up to the 16th century. Commonly perched on the higher ground surrounding the local dwellings, the role of the fortified churches was to protect the villages. The top of the bell tower afforded a tactical view of the main roads and strategic points of passage. They were also used as a place of refuge for citizens who would sometimes live there for several days until the enemy had retreated.

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SCY CHAZELLES
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8-12 rue Robert Schuman
57160 SCY CHAZELLES
SILLEGNY
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Eglise Saint Martin
57420 SILLEGNY
LORRY MARDIGNY
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57420 LORRY MARDIGNY
VAUX
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57130 VAUX
NORROY LE VENEUR
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22 GRAND'RUE
57140 NORROY LE VENEUR
LESSY
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2 place Baudesson
57160 LESSY
FEVES
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RUE SOMGUE
57280 FEVES
LORRY LES METZ
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57050 LORRY LES METZ