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The Mirlitantouille, Revolution and Chouannerie Country Moncontour

From 1789 to 1799, France saw the 10 years the most prodigiously dense in its history, during which it will propel in a modern world that is supposed to guarantee the fundamental rights of man.

But this birth does not come without pain. If 1790 is the year of the liquidation of the Ancien Régime in 1791 France was split into two irreconcilable parties will tear to one another regions, parishes and families. A Plémy ​​the population attachedhis land and his priest is among the first in Britain to show his opposition to any measures of the Revolution, the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. That measure, designed to replace the priests appointed by the Roman Church by officers of worship, elected officials and employees of the state, gives rise to Chouannerie, against popular revolutionary movement, bringing together all the malcontents and the royalists injured.

Revolution and Chouannerie collide violently aroundMoncontour "blue city in a chouan country." If the Revolution 's first met with success, the first disturbances broke out Plémy ​​in October 1791. The country enjoyed the "Blue Terror" (1793-1794), at which time the Revolution got everything, even the liberties that 'it claims to defend, and the "White Terror" in which we see the Chouans leaders Boishardy well sure-but also to Carfort Plémy ​​act nose and beard soldiersRepublicans.

Plémy ​​became infamous in 1798 with "Massacres of Mirlitantouille" when a band of Chouans disappointed 's failing to Saint-Brieuc, unleashed on a group of Republican soldiers in the village formerly known as "The Mirlitantouille "(today 's" The Tantouille ", located on the road to Moncontour Plouguenast), then a few months later during the massacre ' s Father Pig by the Blues in the same place.

Landmarkthe Chouannerie 's hostel The Mirlitantouille perfectly illustrates the dualities of the Revolution: the tranquility of everyday meets the din of massacres ' s indifference (simulated?) of the population meets the blind passion of the leaders of the a and other parties. It was not until 1799 and the reassurances that Bonaparte 's can be considered to turn the page, pressed ' s other necessities. But in reality, the Revolution will not leave anyone unscathed. Afterhave done much bloodshed, the Revolution will run much 's ink and the subject seems inexhaustible as there are ' s books, 's articles, memoirs.

Here 's local history was the object ' s a show 's Association CLAP 184 Plémy ​​whose representations 6 (4 February 2003 followed by 2 others following November) were widely acclaimed by a large and enthusiastic audience.
This show, written by plémytains on the basis of documentsd 'local archives, presented in a series of richly colored paintings ' s history chouannerie in the region and the framework provided by the 'inn Mirlitantouille in these dramas.

The proposed show in February 2003 required the voluntary mobilization of not less than 65 people (5 technicians and 60 costumed actors!).

Some scenes were particularly noted for their form and content: 's riots scenes, writingregisters of grievances, nocturnal procession to the guillotine execution of three young locals Moncontour, market scene, etc.. On stage or in the room, the show was performed in order to involve the spectator in the action.

For those who wish to have information about this show (illustrated frame video): Contact: Stephen Golden, "Le Puits Hery " Plémy ​​22150, tel:

"The Mirlitantouille" it 's too.

  • ABook Theodore GOSSELIN, said George LENOTRE "The mirlitantouille. Episodes of the Breton chouannerie "Ed Perrin, 1925.
  • A group of traditional Breton music, created in 1975 in Saint Brieuc and who performs up 'to its dissolution in 1981, several tours in France, Europe and Canada, and published two albums (in 77 and 79).

Author: Bertrand Lhotellier 11-10-2003

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