Hosanna cross in Aiffres cemetery
Located in the communal cemetery, this tall 12 m. high hosanna cross from the 12th century is one of the best preserved in Poitou. It has a square base, four columns welded into a cross in the manner of church pillars, and is crowned with a cross-brace. Its oriented stone tablet is a reminder that it was a place of celebration on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, when the Gospel celebrating Jesus' entry into Jerusalem was read and blessed branches were placed on it as the Hosanna (a Hebrew word meaning "Save us, please") was sung.
Listed as a historic monument in 1889, it was restored in the 1930s and again in 2000 following the storm of 1999.