At four winds of bocage

Built on the last edge of the Massif Central front the plains of the Allier and the Loire, the town of Franchesse dominates east the valley of Burge and west the Bieudre, the two small rivers flowing primarily in country. Ditches still exist, noting that the village was once fortified, although crossing point of important of Roman roads. We do not know why people are referred to as "Lancers", but, however, it is known that the village women, led by Françoise Chaput, were violently opposed to the destruction of the church Saint-Etienne after it had been sold as property national, in 1791, to a mason in the area. To see today this charming Romanesque church of twelfth and fourteenth centuries, proud on a rocky outcrop, how not to say thank you to those pioneers of heritage protection?