Did you know? Saint-Brès stems from the name Saint Brice. A monk who became a priest and then bishop of Tours in 397, he was well known for his loose morals and was banished from the city of Tours but undertook a journey to Rome to plead his innocence.
It was during this trip that he would have founded the village. Forgiven, he was canonised in 444. Today, as the patron saint of judges, he is celebrated every November 13th, with the traditional celebrations in St. Brès being accompanied by bullfights.