Photographer's Note

April 7th, 2011
Bressuire 790049 79300
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.840 -0.491 182 m

Saint-Sauveur-Givre-en-Mai, Bressuire

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The church of la Trinité de Saint-Sauveur-Givre-en-Mai, In "Saint-Sauveur de Givre en Mai"'s village, municipality associated with the municipality of Bressuire, 11th 12th 15th centuries. Registered on historic monuments in 1978.

BRESSUIRE is a french municipality, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 19678 Bressuirais in 2008, distributed out of 180.6 km², that is to say 109 hab./km².

Bressuire is located in the middle of the bocage from Poitou, where hedges and trees are the limits of meadows and fields of forms irregular and variable surfaces, there where the isolated farms or the hamlets are dispersed in the countryside. The hedges contribute to the storage of water, with the regulation of the local climate, as has the limitation of the populations of devastating insects, by protecting the birds and other wild animals.

Bressuire bore the name of “Berzoriacum” in 1029, then “Bercorium” in 1095, which would mean “the fortress on the hill”. Bressuire has the ruins of old and wide medieval fortress.

At the 14th century the One hundred Year old war begins. The treaty of Brétigny of 1360 give Poitou to English. Bressuire and the fortified towns of Poitou are occupied.
With the beginning of the year 1371, Bertrand du Guesclin, named constable by the King Charles V in 1370, take Bressuire and his fortress, at the expense of the English garrison, practically destroyed.

The Wars of religion of the 16th century, the Wars of the Vendée of the 18th century, the Second world war 1939-1945, tested successively the city.

My images of Bressuire.

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