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Castres Collection

Castres, a picturesque town in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, is steeped in history and charm

Background imageCastres Collection: Luc Ducalcon

Luc Ducalcon Fanance & Castres Olympique Scotland V France, Rbs 6 Nations Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland 07 February 2010 Date: 07 February 2010

Background imageCastres Collection: Lionel Nallet

Lionel Nallet France & Castres Rugby Union England V France, Rbs Six Nations Twickenham, Middlesex, England 15 March 2009 Date: 15 March 2009

Background imageCastres Collection: Castres, Maisons au bord de l Agout (colour photo)

Castres, Maisons au bord de l Agout (colour photo)
2804241 Castres, Maisons au bord de l Agout (colour photo) by French Photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Castres, Maisons au bord de l Agout)

Background imageCastres Collection: The fair of Saint-Denis in Paris, Miniature in Grandes Chroniques de France, illuminated

The fair of Saint-Denis in Paris, Miniature in Grandes Chroniques de France, illuminated manuscript of the late 14th century

Background imageCastres Collection: Conspiracy against Louis I the Pious, Emperor of the West, miniature in Great

Conspiracy against Louis I the Pious, Emperor of the West, miniature in Great Chronicles of France, 14th century manuscript

Background imageCastres Collection: Charlemagne crowned Emperor of the West (800-814) enters in a church followed by prelates

Charlemagne crowned Emperor of the West (800-814) enters in a church followed by prelates. Miniature in the Chronicles of France, 14th century manuscript

Background imageCastres Collection: Charlemagne crowned emperor of the West. Entrance to the chu

Charlemagne crowned emperor of the West. Entrance to the chu
Charlemagne (742-814). King of the Franks (768-814) the Lombards (774-814) and emperor of the Romans (800-814). Charlemagne crowned emperor of the West. Entrance to the church. Retinue of prelades

Background imageCastres Collection: LOUIS VI the Fat, of France (1081-1137). King of

LOUIS VI the Fat, of France (1081-1137). King of the Franks (1108-1137). King Louis VI (1080-1137) Watching the Construction of a Church, from the Grandes Chroniques de France 1375-79. Gothic art

Background imageCastres Collection: Map of Castres, France

Map of Castres, France

Background imageCastres Collection: Great Chronicles of France (14th c. ). Battle

Great Chronicles of France (14th c. ). Battle
Great Chronicles of France (14th c.). Battle in which Count Ferran was taken prisoner. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Castres. Goya Museum

Background imageCastres Collection: Great Chronicles of France (14th c. ). Two messengers

Great Chronicles of France (14th c. ). Two messengers
Great Chronicles of France (14th c.). Two messengers communicate to Charles the Great the victory over the Saracens. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Castres. Goya Museum

Background imageCastres Collection: CHILDERIC I (436-481). King of the Salian Franks

CHILDERIC I (436-481). King of the Salian Franks
" CHILDERIC I (436-481). King of the Salian Franks (458 - 496). The king Childeric, the queen Fredegunde and a concubine on horseback

Background imageCastres Collection: Capture of Infante Fernando, Count of Flanders

Capture of Infante Fernando, Count of Flanders
" Capture of Infante Fernando, Count of Flanders, in the battle of Bouvines (February 27th, 1214). Illustration on page 285 of Grandes Chroniques de France" (14th century). Gothic art

Background imageCastres Collection: Grandes Chroniques de France (14th c. ). Charlemagne

Grandes Chroniques de France (14th c. ). Charlemagne
Grandes Chroniques de France (14th c.). Charlemagne holds Roland, dead after trying to conquer Pamplona (778). Franch Gothic-style. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Castres. Goya Museum

Background imageCastres Collection: Banquet. Illustration from Grandes Chroniques

Banquet. Illustration from Grandes Chroniques
" Banquet. Illustration from " Grandes Chroniques de France" (14th century). Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Castres. Goya Museum."

Background imageCastres Collection: Philip II Augustus od France takes Chⴥau de

Philip II Augustus od France takes Chⴥau de
" Philip II Augustus od France takes Chⴥ au de Chinon from the House of Plantagenet in 1205. Illustration from " Grandes Chroniques de France" (15th century). Gothic art

Background imageCastres Collection: Illustration the The Great Chronicles of France

Illustration the The Great Chronicles of France
" Illustration the " The Great Chronicles of France" "

Background imageCastres Collection: Capture of Ruan in 1419 during Hundred Years

Capture of Ruan in 1419 during Hundred Years
" Capture of Ruan in 1419 during Hundred Years War by Henry V of England. Illustration from " Grandes Chroniques de France" (15th century). Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE

Background imageCastres Collection: The Great Chronicles of France (14th c. ). Coronation

The Great Chronicles of France (14th c. ). Coronation
" The Great Chronicles of France" (14th c.). Coronation of Louis the Pious in 816. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Castres. Goya Museum."

Background imageCastres Collection: Ferrand of Flandes took Paris in 1214 during

Ferrand of Flandes took Paris in 1214 during
" Ferrand of Flandes took Paris in 1214 during The Battle of Bouvines. Illustration from " Grandes Chroniques de France" (15th century). Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE

Background imageCastres Collection: Rudolf ( -936). King of France (923-936) and

Rudolf ( -936). King of France (923-936) and

Background imageCastres Collection: CLOVIS I (465-511). Merovingian king of the Franks

CLOVIS I (465-511). Merovingian king of the Franks

Background imageCastres Collection: Class of Philosophy in Paris. Illustration of

Class of Philosophy in Paris. Illustration of
" Class of Philosophy in Paris. Illustration of the " Great Chronicles of France" (14th c.). Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Castres. Goya Museum."

Background imageCastres Collection: Roland says goodbye to Charlemagne. Scene from

Roland says goodbye to Charlemagne. Scene from
" Roland says goodbye to Charlemagne. Scene from " The Song of Roland" (" La Chanson de Roland" ), in " Grandes Chroniques de France" (14h century). North school

Background imageCastres Collection: Saint-Denis market in Paris. Illustration from

Saint-Denis market in Paris. Illustration from
" Saint-Denis market in Paris. Illustration from " Grandes Chroniques de France". (14th century). Gothic art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Castres. Goya Museum."



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Castres, a picturesque town in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, is steeped in history and charm. With its stunning architecture and rich cultural heritage, it captivates visitors from near and far. One cannot help but be enchanted by the beautiful Maisons au bord de l'Agout, colorful houses lining the river that add a vibrant touch to this already enchanting town. As you stroll along the Quai des Jacobins, you can't help but feel like you've stepped back in time to medieval France. Castres has not only been witness to historical events but has also produced remarkable individuals who have left their mark on French history. Luc Ducalcon and Lionel Nallet are two such names that resonate with rugby enthusiasts around the world. The fair of Saint-Denis in Paris comes alive through an illuminated miniature found in Grandes Chroniques de France. It showcases the grandeur and splendor of this event during medieval times when Castres played a significant role as well. Speaking of conspiracies against Louis I the Pious, Emperor of the West, another captivating miniature depicts these tumultuous times when power struggles were at their peak. The Great Chronicles of France shed light on this intriguing period. Charlemagne's coronation as Emperor of the West is beautifully illustrated both inside a church followed by prelates and at his entrance into one. These images capture moments that forever changed European history while highlighting Castres' connection to these monumental events. Even beyond its historical significance, it offers modern attractions such as Musee Goya art museum where visitors can immerse themselves in artistic masterpieces from various eras. As we delve deeper into Castres' past, we encounter King Louis VI "the Fat" who reigned over France during an era filled with political complexities. His influence extended far beyond his reign making him an integral part of French history.