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Fontaine des Chartreux

Historical sites and monuments, Ruins and remains, Archeological site in Cahors
  • The "fontaine des Chartreux" is a limestone resurgence, once a place of worship of the goddess Divona, goddess of waters of Celtic origin, which gave its name to Cahors (Divona Cadurcorum).

    The discovery of many Roman coins in 1989 testifies to the cult at the source in the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD. In the Middle Ages, a mill used the waters of the fountain, and in 1360 it was ceded to the Chartreux Convent, hence its current name. This source always supplies Cahors with...
    The "fontaine des Chartreux" is a limestone resurgence, once a place of worship of the goddess Divona, goddess of waters of Celtic origin, which gave its name to Cahors (Divona Cadurcorum).

    The discovery of many Roman coins in 1989 testifies to the cult at the source in the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD. In the Middle Ages, a mill used the waters of the fountain, and in 1360 it was ceded to the Chartreux Convent, hence its current name. This source always supplies Cahors with drinkable water.
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