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Fountain

The chapel Notre Dame of the Nativity was known since the 13th century from texts, but its vault and its Romanesque openings indicate an older construction.

The village has preserved its cemetery and old tombs, which is more and more rare these days.

Laveyssière’s parish
is under the protection of the Child Virgin (Vierge Enfant (Maria Sanctissima Bambina)), of Italian construction, whose celebration is on September 8, the anniversary of her birth.
 


Bread Oven

This pilgrimage is the most popular of the sanctuaries in the Bergerac area. Formerly, it attracted thousands of pilgrims and lasted eight days. People who came from out of the area were so numerous that it was necessary to provide tents for them. Today still, hundreds of pilgrims come to attend the service (open-air when the weather is good). Their devotion is especially apparent at the miraculous fountain, located next to the sanctuary, whose water is reputed to cure all kinds of illnesses, especially rheumatics.

The presence of this fountain next to the chapel leads one to think that a very old place of worship (undoubtedly Celtic) was there before the actual one.

The Brard report of 1835 provides some information about the life of this time: there were oak and chestnut woods, there was an oven where bricks and lime were made, there were seven weaving looms in the village, but fabric was also bought from peddlers, bread was made from different kinds of flour such as wheat, rye, and maize (corn), wine was rarely drunk, only when it could be obtained.

Events

-theme parties (meals) (notably pork)
-annual bread festival with attic sale and market. The old, restored bread oven is active that day with a real baker making bread.
-September 8 pilgrimage to the Child Virgin (Maria Sanctissima Bambina)