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Le Puy-Notre-Dame or Le Puy is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.The village is built on the hill of Puy.Its inhabitants are known as Puechens.HistoryProtohistoric traces have been found.Le Puy (Podio beatae Mariae in the 7th century had become known as Puy-la-Montagne by 1793 and the hill of Puy as Mary's Mountain. William 9th, Duke of Aquitaine is reputed to have brought back a waistband of the Virgin Mary from the Crusades and deposited it in the church. His granddaughter Eleanor of Aquitaine founded a collegial church to honour the relic which, according to legend, facilitated pregnancies and male offspring. Louis XI founded a chapter about 1480 and this became a site of pilgrimage the Sunday after 8 September, the Nativity. The relic can still be viewed here.The town became a stop on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (17th century houses used by the pilgims still exist).Its location between the territories of the Counts of Anjou and Aquitaine lent it strategic importance and traces of an encircling town wall remain.Places Subterranean refuges exist under the town and Sanziers; Presshouse at the Château du Lys in Sanziers; Subterranean dovecote at La Hupponnière; Cavier mill in ruins; Ancient Franciscan convent chapel (barn). Le Puy-Notre-Dame is in Maine et Loire. Make Le Puy-Notre-Dame central to your France travel plans using our France trip builder app .
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