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Archaeological site in the Place de la République Having developed as a town in the first centuries of Christianity in France, Luxeuil had an early Christian church, built around the fifth century, before Saint Colombanus had even arrived in the region. It is against the chevet of this church that a funeral building was constructed in honour of a very important abbot, Saint Valbert, who died in 670, to whom the building serves as a memorial. All of the surrounding sarcophagi are the graves of monks and date from the seventh and eighth centuries: the Church of St. Martin thus became, from 670, the abbey’s funerary church. Listed as an historical monument, it is one of the most important sites in Eastern France from the Merovingian period.
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