| Share
 

Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial (pärāˈ-lə-mônyälˈ) [key], town (1990 pop. 10,568), Saône-et-Loire dept., E central France. Ceramics and hosiery are produced. In the 17th cent. St. Margaret Mary founded the cult of the Sacred Heart of Jesus there. With the growth of the cult in the 19th cent. Paray-le-Monial became second only to Lourdes as a pilgrimage site in France. The town's Romanesque Church of Notre Dame dates from the 12th cent.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Paray-le-Monial from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: French Political Geography


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring