the coat of arms of chauvigny

The coat of arms of the Chauvigny family, which you will find in various places in the city, is the following:

D’argent à cinq fusées et deux demies de gueule avec lambel d’azur à six pendants

Chauvigny, it’s raining knights !

The motto of the Chauvigny family comes from a glorious ancestor, André the 1st, known as “Le preux des preux”, who, according to the legend, had the honor of defeating Saladin in single combat and showed such bravery during the first crusade by fighting the Saracens that the enemies ran away shouting “it’s raining knights”.

Street signs in medieval city