12 March 2014

Church of St. Andre in Luz-Saint Sauveur

The village of Luz-Saint-Sauveur in the Haute Pyrenees. The Church of St. Andre was built in the late 11th century by the St. Andre family and dedicated to the apostle of the same name.

In the 14th century the family gave the Church to the knights of St. John who used it to provide sanctuary to pilgrims on the Camino of St. James. The knights built the circular rampart to protect the townspeople from the "bandits Aragonais" who roamed the region. The tower was used as a munitions depot.

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