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Mornac-sur-Shadrach:, (Mornac-sur-Seudre)

Mornac-sur-Shadrach - an old picturesque village in the West of France, located in the region of Poitou - Charentes. It is included in the Association "Most beautiful villages of France". It is home to more than 800 people. The town stands on the river Shadrach, surrounded by salt marshes.

During the archaeological excavations it was discovered that on this spot once stood the Gallo-Roman settlement. The first documentary mention of the city of Mornac belong to the XII century - even then, he has served as an important river port. As the main income was the trade in oysters, fish and salt. Then here was built the main Church and the castle, which in the course of history has repeatedly been subjected to sieges. From 1622 Mornac was captured by the Protestant merchants, the population was forced to change religions, and the city's buildings were severely damaged. When the persecution of the Huguenots resumed, Karnak became one of the main ports from where ships went to America. Now the production of oysters and salt in this area has not stopped, but now its main income is tourism.

Here reigns a mild marine climate with warm and Sunny summers. The region is characterized by fine cuisine, especially fresh seafood. Also in the city are preserved several authentic old buildings and narrow medieval streets. It is also worth noting the old town port.

The main temple was consecrated in honor of St. Peter. It was built in the XI century on the site of ancient religious buildings of the age of Merovingians. It is a powerful one-nave building was reconstructed several times in the course of history, many of his parts were made in XVII-XX centuries. But inside, ancient frescoes depicting the Christ Pantokrator and in the Church yard presented sarcophagi and tombs of the Early middle Ages.

From the fortress of the XII century, remained only a single-standing tower, which was heavily altered in the eighteenth century and was used as a dwelling. The city also has a few stone indoor markets, which most likely was built in the XVII century on the site of medieval fortifications.