The architectural heritage of Moncontour

Moncontour has a rich and varied heritage.

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Timber frame housesA rich religious heritageA solitary beechArboretum Carnivet
or a half-timbered house timbered house, consists of two main elements: A wood frame, the structure of the house, which is made of poles and pits. The stud, which form the walls and has a role filling and stiffening. Filling between the wood is made of bricks (floods most often) or lightweight materials such as mud or plaster. This technique, which already existed in the Roman antiquity,has been used in France since the early Middle Ages until 'in the nineteenth century. However, in... Country Moncontour has a rich religious heritage and highlighted: churches Hénon (XIX c.): link --> fiche1703 Langast (appearance sixteenth century.): link --> fiche1728 Moncontour (sixteenth and eighteenth century.): link --> fiche1915 Plémy: Quessoy: St Carreuc (XVI c.): link --> fiche1918 Trédaniel: Chapels: Hénon: Langast: link --> fiche2053 or link--> fiche2052 Moncontour: link --> fiche1870 Plémy ​​(XVII century.): link --> fiche1727 Of the deciduous trees, beech is one of the most important tree by its verticality. It can reach 45 meters, with six meter tower at the base. Its smoothness and right is all the more remarkable when the tree is isolated. It has benefited from all the sun and space to thrive and grow. Become rare today, isolated trees have aesthetic landscape invaluable. Under the proposed protective measures around the abstraction of drinking water, the common Quessoy acquired 14 ha of the 26 ha area concerned. Part was conducted in forest afforestation entrusted to the National Forestry Office, the rest is occupied by the arboretum which combines different oak species (several hundred) localized by continents. The purpose of this space is twofold: public reception and educational purposes.Receptionpublic is by footpaths, some stabilized, other grassy and forest...
Bronze Age: Hénon, place of production?Chapelle CrézouardChapelle de la Ville-ès-ZionChapelle de Saint Blaise
Human occupation in protohistoric times is attested throughout the region on which overlooks Mount Bel-Air, a place of worship Celtic also having many of occupation and activity remains. The site of Bel-Air, 339 meters, is the highest point of the moors Led and one of the highest in Britain. As its name suggests, and its location suggests, the place is before the Roman conquest of worship Belenos,Celtic god associated with fire, the sun. The current provision of places eerily. The top of the mountain... The name of the village Crézouard seems to have the same origin as Quessoy. Both come from the Breton Kreis Coat . The chapel is dedicated to Saint Sebastian : reputed to cure the plague. In 1601, a grand procession all the way from Saint-Brieuc came to implore the saint Crézouard healer. The chapel of the Ville-ès-Zions is characteristic of many religious buildings built in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Pays de Moncontour. Whether public or private, these chapels have very little ornament. Nevertheless, this chapel features a whistling cob on its roof ; the effect of blowing through the aperture of the small spire. This chapel, located in the Ville-es-Zion is also known under the name of Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The chapel of St. Blaise is a shrine erected in the nineteenth century. Another chapel existed in the real village of Saint-Blaise on the road to Bréhand. It was dedicated to Saint-Samson and now only an oak, centuries old, embodies the ancient place of worship.
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-CroixChapelle Saint MichelChateau de Bogard - QuessoyChâteau de la Houssaye - Quessoy
The chapel of Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix was rebuilt in the nineteenth century with a square base form. In addition to the ancient statues that it contains, the main interest of this building is its carved niche with a statue of the Virgin above the entrance with an inscription dedicated to her. This chapel contains the following statues : Our Lady of the Cross, Our Lady of Deliverance, St Peter and St Roch. The Pardon takes place the first Sunday of September. The chapel of Saint-Michel is built on the site of the most important church in the Pays de Moncontour up until the Revolution. The latter was demolished and a small chapel was built with the stones coming from the chapelle de le Magdeleine located closeby at l'Epine du Bas Bourg demolished in the early 1800's. It is from here condemmed convicts under guard, left in a sad procession in the direction of the TertreMeadow for their execution. (Take the yellow signs up 's Trédaniel) Chateau de Bogard Since the thirteenth century, it is at least the fourth building on the same site. The current building dates from the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. In the seventeenth century it switched to The Noüe family Advisors in the then powerful Breton Parliament with its seat in Rennes. Bogard has an enclosed courtyard, outbuildings, a chapel, a dovecote and a lake. Like all parliamentary members with residences in the region, Guillaume La Noüe lived mainly in his mansion in Rennes,... Château de la Houssaye This castle dates from the eighteenth century. It consists of a large main building with two floors - the facade bearing the insignia of "Viscount" Advisors and President Mortier Parliament of Britain in the eighteenth century - a dovecote and a chapel.The arms were hammered Revolution. Jean-Baptiste Le Vicomte was one of the last defenders of the rights of Britain thus opposing the Comte de Mirabeau.toChâteau de la Houssaye Quessoy 22120Tel. : 02 96 42 30 04