Châtillon-Coligny was an important centre for Protestantism
Châtillon-sur-Loing was one of the main centres for French Protestantism in the Berry and Orleans provinces. The protestant inhabitants were lucky enough to have two places of worship, one in a parish, the other on the lord’s estate as he was an important jurist. In addition, there was the only protestant college to be in activity from 1562 to 1681 and famous ministers from the Jurieu and the Lenfant families attended.
There are well-stocked archives on this period, birth, marriage and death certificates as well as documents from the Consistory. This enables one to find out useful information about many local families.
The Châtillon-Coligny Museum
2, Faubourg du Puyrault 45230 Châtillon-Coligny
- Site du Musée Châtillon-Coligny | Link
The French Protestant Museum of the West of France
12 kilometers south-west of Pouzauges, in “Le Bois Tiffrais” (or Tiffray), in the commune of Monsireigne, the Société d’histoire du protestantisme français has set up a museum in a building which has nearly always been in the hands of protestants since the XVIth century. It was redesigned as a “French château” at the end of the XIXth century.
Albert Schweitzer's House in Gunsbach
Musée du protestantisme de Ferrières
Fondé en 1968, installé en 2010 dans ses nouveaux murs, le Musée de Ferrières a une double ambition qui fait son originalité.
Jean Calvin museum
Noyon is one of the largest historical cities in the north of France, situated 100km north of Paris. From 531 onwards it was a bishop’s see, (the first bishop was called Saint Médard). Between 641 and 660, Noyon was evangelised by Saint Eloi, whose remains are buried under the altar of the cathedral. This is one of the oldest gothic cathedrals in France and some parts of it date back to the XIIth century.
Pierre Bayle Museum