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The Church

If you continue along the road you will come to our church the “Eglise de Cabanac”. This church was first built by the English to celebrate the capture of Orgeuil. The story goes that one night, the beseiging English army placed goats with candles attached to their heads in boats on the river to make the French in the town believe that they were under attack from the river.

Then they landed further upstream and sneaked round the back catching the French from behind and overcoming them very quickly. The English leader, on hearing that the town had been captured already, asked one of his archers to let fly an arrow, and where it landed he commanded them to build a church to thank God for bringing the victory. The church which is a listed building is now owned by the village of Mauroux and is only used a few times a year.

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