La Charité sur Loire

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Lister does not mention La Charité sur Loire in his memoirs or pocketbook, but his traveling companion Philip Skippon related that on 10 March 1666:

 . . . we reached la Charité, a wall’d place situated upon the Loire; over the gate we entred as it is written:

In Varietate Securitas sub Lilio

Our inn was handsome, the sign of the Croix d’or.

La Charité sur Loire was a walled Huguenot stronghold.  Now it is the site of a famous literary festival, and the town is termed:  La Cité du Mot.


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