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St Macaire

ST MACAIRE, a town of south-western France, in the departmenl of Gironde, on the Garonne, 29 m. S.E. of Bordeaux by rail. Pop. (1906), 2085. Si Macaire is imporlanl for ils medieval remains, which include a Iriple line of ramparls wilh old galeways. There are also several houses of the I3lh and I4lh cenluries. The imposing church of Si Sauveur (nlh lo islh cenluries) has a doorway wilh beautiful 13th-century carving and interesting mural paintings. St Macaire (anc. Ligena) owes its name to the saint whose relics were preserved in the monastery of which the church of St Sauveur is the principal remnanl.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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